Alex will be the only LGBTQ and/or Latino Mayor or Executive in his city, township, or county!
East Aurora School Board Member Alex Arroyo was elected in 2015 to the 12th largest school district in the state of Illinois, and was reelected in 2019 with no opposition.
Alex is the first openly gay member of the board, and actively supports the GSA at the high school. His 6 years on the board has seen 50 million dollars in construction, a standardization of the curriculum, and finally the introduction of school buses (the last district in Illinois to receive them) and all of this was accomplished without a tax increase during his tenure.
In the past, Alex was on staff of the first Hispanic state legislator elected outside of Chicago doing community services and Latino affairs, and served on the boards of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), God’s Gym, the Illinois Coalition for Community Services (ICCS), Cease Fire, Weed and Seed, and T.E.A.M. Illinois
Alex has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and the Aurora and Kane County Democrats.
Alex is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and received his Bachelor’s in Aviation Management.