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For Immediate Release
July 18, 2014
Contact: Sharon Pincham
773-999-9934 lafarguefor9thward@gmail.com
Michael LaFargueWill Announce His Candidacy for Alderman of the Ninth Ward
On Saturday, July 19th, 3 PM at The West Chesterfield Cultural Center at 9351 S. Michigan Avenue,
Michael LaFargue will announce his candidacy for Alderman of the Ninth Ward. Michael, an engaged
ninth Ward community leader, he has been a resident of the Roseland Community for 20 years and
currently is the President of the West Chesterfield Community Association (WCCA). Michael is
known for his transparent management style and for his inter-community activity. Notably in 2013, he
facilitated the design and distribution of the green and white “Neighborhood Watch” signs for violence
prevention.
Uniquely qualified to serve as the Ninth Ward Alderman, Michael LaFargue is an active member of the Uniquely qualified to serve as the Ninth Ward Alderman, Michael LaFargue is an active member of the
nine Greater Roseland organizations/committees. For example, he is on the Red Line Extension Over-
Site Committee. Michael has his ear to the pulse of the community. His community engagement has
introduced him to many talented and active people in the 9th Ward, from Altgeld to Chesterfield,
ready to collaborate UNIFYING NEIGHBORHOODS to build the Ward North to South, East to
West. When elected to Alderman, he vows to operate in openness, honesty, commitment and
transparency as well as to represent all constituents by working to understand needs (bottom to top).
He holds his MBA-MPA from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS in Business Marketing
from Chicago State University. Professionally he has worked with the RTA, IBM, BEL Real Estate
Appraisal and Consulting and US Equities Realty, LLC as a facilities manager for Chicago Public Schools
Regions 4, 5 & 6.
Past WCCA Vice President
Asset Manager Chairman
Community Meet and Greet Chairman
Elected Official Liaison
Community Business Liaison
Current or Former Affiliations
• Coalition of the Winning SEIU Local 23
• South Area Civic League
• Chicago State Presidential Library Community RFQ Committee
Rosemoor, Roseland Heights, Vernon Park, and Chesterfield Communities
• Ninth Ward Greater Roseland Community Coalition
• Southeast Environmental Task Force
• DCP and UIC Voorhess Center Environmental Equities Project
• Developing Communities Project
• Red Line Oversight Committee
• 95
th
Street Panel of Development – Development Coordinator
• Knight of Peter Claver – Past Junior Knight Chairperson
• Auburn Gresham Lions Club – Past Blind Assistance Chairperson
• Chicago Judo Black Belt Association
• WCRT – Real Estate Club
Michael LaFargue, a resident of the Roseland Community for 20 years is the
President of the West Chesterfield Community Association
(WCCA). Michael is known for his transparent management style and for his inter-
community activity. Michael enjoys interacting with and community work. Michael’s
service includes:
• WCRT – Real Estate Club
• Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
• Saint Sabina Church
Career
• Chicago Transit Authority
• Regional Transportation Authority
• Commerce Clearing House
• International Business Machines
• BEL Appraisal and Consulting
• CLER Construction Company
• US Equities Real Estate LLC
• Zip Realty, Inc.
Education
• Illinois Institute of Technology • Master of Business and Administration, MBA
• Chicago State University • Marketing, BA
• Chicago Realtors Real Estate Institute • Broker’s License • Appraisal License
• Community Investment Corporation • Apartment Building Management Courses
• Harrington Institute of Design • Interior Design
• Real Property Administrator, RPA
Personal Interests
• Classic Cars
• Motorcycling
• Olympic Judo
_____ To operate in openness, honesty, commitment and transparency.
_____ To represent all (bottom to top) working to understanding needs.
_____ To host Town Hall meetings were constituents are a part of the planning and decision
process before during and after meetings.
_____ To be an Education Alderman supporting our Public Schools, advocating for an Elected
School Board, parental involvement …moratorium on school closings
_____ To lead the charge to a “Crime Free” ward.
_____ To advocate for youth by addressing violence, education, jobs, and overall support
services.
_____ To be a Union and Collective Bargaining supporter.
_____ To be a Job Creator and an advocate for raising minimum wage.
_____ To consult with and collaborate with constituents prior to the use of 1.) TIF Funds
ALDERMANIC PRIORITIES
My Aldermanic priorities follow. Please Rank them
according to your importance and add others important
to you. Fax to 866.399.6996.
_____ To consult with and collaborate with constituents prior to the use of 1.) TIF Funds
2.) Discretionary Funds and 3.) Zoning
_____ To address environmental protection issues, vacant house, vacant lot, and other
building issues in a collaborative spirit .
_____ To maintain/develop working relationships with public officials.
_____ To advocate for development in the Ward.
_____ To advocate for mental, medical health… facilities in the Ward.
_____ To advocate for the Red Line Extension and related development
_____ To advocate for a Historic Pullman National Park.
_____ To advocate for a CSU Presidential Library.
_____ To advocate for minority jobs and work force development.
Michael LaFargue’s community engagement has introduced him to
many talented and active people in the 9th Ward, from Altgeld to
Chesterfield, ready to collaborate UNIFYING NEIGHBORHOODS
to build the Ward North to South, East to West.
Michael LaFargue Works in the Community
Father Pfleger and M LaFargue at
WCCA Back to School Event
Senator Donne
Trotter and
Michael
Trash Talk 1 SETF
Trotter and
Michael
LaFargue
Tuskegee Airmen and Students with
Parents at Dinner Table
WCCA A Anderson, M LaFargue Pres, G Gardner,
C Harris Treas, State Rep M Evans, E Lindsay at
Ed and Betty Gardner Dedication
Tom Tesser of the Civic Lab and
Michael LaFargue of the South Area
Civic League
Michael LaFargue Works in the Community
M. LaFargue, Theaster Gates Artist
95th St Terminal Public Art,
T Primm, J Floyde, P Johnson
Roseland Hospital & WCCA Pres. M LaFargue
and Block Club Pres. G Merrifield w R Pedue,
M Arnold and Dr. Angela Mahome director 2
Michael LaFargueWCCA Pres, Dr M
Willis Gillespie Principal and Toni
Preckwinle Cook County President
WCCA VP Recognition Event Thumbs Up
Roseland Community Hospital -
2012 Toy Delivery - WCCA's A Anderson,
w/Legislative Affairs VP Sharon Thurman
WVON Close Up
Michael LaFargue Works in the Community
A Anderson presenting WCCA's
Block Club Plan to M LaFargue
CLASS PHOTO Jennifer Edwards
President of COW and Michael LaFargue
WCCA President w 4-27-13 Deputy
Registrar Training Class
Bessie Coleman Aviator Played By
Great Niece GiGi Coleman
Dr. Arnold, Dr TBD M LaFargue, Charles Watkins, , R Burris and others at
COAL SACL AHCA Forum and Registration
M LaFargue and US Congress Woman Robin
Kelly - VA Day Best Wishes to our Vets

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