Anthony will be the first out queer person elected to the 8th District Commissioner seat!
Anthony Quezada is a dedicated public servant and community organizer running for 8th District Cook County Commissioner. He is a gay, first-generation American, and son of working-class immigrant parents from Costa Rica and Mexico. Born in Chicago and raised in Logan Square, Anthony experienced the struggles of living in poverty and witnessed the devastating effects of rapid gentrification in his community.
Anthony is running for Cook County Commissioner because he believes we need elected leadership that does more to represent the shared compassionate values of the 8th District. He knows that poor and working-class families are struggling to make ends meet and need a Commissioner who will fight for the resources they deserve.
Anthony believes that the guiding principle of government should be to do the greatest good. As Commissioner, Anthony will seek to do the greatest good by working to fully fund the Cook County hospitals system, protect the environment and create green jobs, address homelessness and poverty, ensure public safety for all, and provide tax relief to working and middle-class families by making wealthy corporations pay their fair share of taxes.