Chris Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Governor and son of the late Robert Kennedy, spoke to Indivisible Naperville on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at their monthly meeting.
Mr. Kennedy spoke to an enthusiastic full house. He shared some experiences growing up that revealed to him what he wanted to do with his life. His calling to work around issues of hunger is what led him to Illinois 30 years ago and Archer Daniels Midland, where he began learning about the production of food and the food industry. He founded the non-profit Top Box Foods with his wife, and served as the Chairman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. He also was the president of Merchandise Mart Properties in Chicago and served as Chairman of the board at the University of Illinois.
Mr. Kennedy pledged to make Illinois’ elected officials accountable to their constituents rather than the politically connected, he supports a progressive income tax to better fund our public schools, he said he will put his years of business experience to grow the Illinois economy, and he is also committed to addressing the challenge of gun violence in Illinois.
Indivisible Naperville will next welcome state senator Daniel Biss, on Nov. 15. Senator Biss is also a Democratic candidate for Governor.