Gary is an agent of social justice and social change with a progressive value. Currently works as a full-time faculty advisor at Northeastern Illinois University. He teaches Social Work Research and Social Welfare Policy. So, he has an in-depth understanding about public policy.
Gary also works independently as a Behavioral Intervention Specialist for Life Builders at Chicago Public Schools. His area of expertise lies in school attendance, substance abuse, gang dis-affiliation and/or self-regulation and conflict resolution.
Gary’s qualifications are based upon a combination of skills, experience, and education, which includes a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.A. degree in Social Service Administration (emphasis in Community Program Planning Development) from the University of Chicago.
Prior to running for mayor, Gary was elected as Evanston Township Supervisor (2013). Some of his accomplishments include:
Transparency: Increased the Township visibility. First person to release to the media the Novak Consulting Group Report on the Township Assessment
Collaboration: Worked with the City and relocated Township Office to Civic Center
Accountability: Moved Township recipients toward self-sufficiency.