Alternative Form of Government
John Morrow is seeking the 2020 Democratic Candidacy for election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. As a 35-year resident of the 2nd Congressional District, Mr. Morrow has growing concerns about the direction his district is moving in. Lost of residential property values, the decline in competitive educational institutions, grocery stores, and shopping centers disappearing, high demand for quality hospitals, while neighborhood safety declines, crime and taxes increase.
Morrow believes that we all must work collectively to make a change in our communities. He's willing to put in the work. Mr. Morrow will introduce an alternative form of government to address the problems that we're facing in this district. John analyzes problems and implements effective solutions.
During the 80s, John was making his mark on the south side of Chicago. Mr. Morrow supported the first black Mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington. From 1983-1988, John spearheaded various events such as Jump for Education. This event held in Washington Park featured the U.S. Army Paratroopers. This event encouraged young men and women to graduate from high school and seek higher education.
His business background would further propel his successful career with major corporations. Like John Hancock, Insurance of Boston, Brown-Forman Distillers, National City Bank, Bank of America, and Remy Martin Distillery. As a Business Executive at Remy Martin, Mr. Morrow was the first African American Executive to get Remy Martin Imports to sponsor and participate in the Worlds largest parade. The Bud Billiken Parade.
As a son of a business owner and homemaker and sibling of 14 brothers and sisters, John understands sacrifice, the importance of a good education, resilience, and hard work. Mr. Morrow attended Indiana University and Governors State University. Here he studied the fundamentals of business. His various years in corporate America, educational studies, and moral values instilled in him from his parents made him a well-rounded person.
He's a devoted husband and loving father of two adult children. John believes in seizing the moment. His quote is, "We all have 24-hours in a day, the only difference with yours is how you spend it. Make every hour count!"