Endorsed by - Illinois Political Action Committe for Education

The Illinois Education Association
Dr. Maria Sinkule, a dedicated school social worker, is a passionate advocate for fostering a thriving and inclusive community for everyone.
I am seeking the opportunity to represent DuPage District One aiming to foster a more equitable, inclusive, and resilient community
Transparency is at the heart of my commitment. With a background as a school social worker, I recognize the power of listening—a skill that not only embraces diverse viewpoints but also welcomes constructive criticism. Through empathetic understanding, we can pave the way for meaningful growth, both individually and collectively. I pledge to prioritize the needs and concerns of our community above all else.
I'm embarking on this journey to represent DuPage District One because I firmly believe that we owe it to ourselves and future generations to champion equitable governance. Together, let's embark on a journey of listening, learning, and advocating for systems that empower every community to thrive.

Endorsements

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Unions

  • Iron Workers Local 63

  • Illinois Education Association- Illinois Political Action Committee for Education

  • Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers District Council 1 Illinois

Elected Officials

  • Congresswoman
    Delia Ramirez

  • Congressman
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

  • Congressman
    Sean Casten

  • State Representative
    Norma Hernandez

  • State Representative
    Diane Blair-Sherlock

  • State Representative
    Michelle Mussman

  • DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk
    Candice Adams

  • DuPage County Auditor
    Bill White

  • DuPage County Vice Chair
    Michael Childress

  • DuPage County Board Member
    Liz Chaplin

  • DuPage County Board Member
    Greg Schwarze

  • DuPage County Board Member
    Paula Deacon Garcia

  • DuPage County Board Member
    Yeena Yoo

  • DuPage County Board Member
    Mary Fitzgerald Ozog

  • DuPage County Board Member
    Dawn DeSart

  • DuPage County Forest Preserve President
    Daniel Hebreard

  • Former Democratic Party of DuPage Chair
    Ken Mejia-Beal

Organizations

  • Run for Something

  • Indo-American Democratic Organization

  • LPAC

  • LGBTQ+ Victory Fund

  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

  • National Democratic County Officials

  • Addison Township Democratic Organization

  • Bloomingdale Township Democratic Organization

Priorities

Mental Health

Equal access to mental healthcare is a fundamental human right. Our community deserves inclusive services irrespective of insurance status. As a county board member, I pledge to champion equitable policies that ensure comprehensive and accessible mental health support for all.

Affordable Housing 

Our commitment to affordable housing projects in DuPage County is steadfast, with a dedicated allocation of $2.5 million. These initiatives must extend beyond mere construction projects; they should permeate our communities, offering affordable housing options to residents in Addison, Bensenville, Wood Dale, and beyond.

As a county board member, I am committed to prioritizing the needs of our most vulnerable populations, including children, survivors of domestic violence, veterans, and the chronically homeless. I will advocate for the expansion of affordable housing grants to safeguard the well-being of all residents in DuPage County, ensuring that our policies reflect our shared values of compassion and social equity.

Accessible Transportation

A substantial portion of approximately $2 million has been earmarked for transportation infrastructure. This funding should be channeled towards enhancing transportation accessibility across the district, particularly in low-income areas where reliable commuting options can serve as pathways to economic opportunities.

As a county board member, I'm dedicated to enhancing DuPage County's transit system for greater accessibility. I will work collaboratively to establish a sustainable infrastructure that meets the evolving needs of our community, promoting inclusivity and environmental responsibility.

Healthcare

Equity must be the cornerstone of our approach, guaranteeing that every person receives the care they need, including vital mental health support.

Part of achieving this equity involves providing avenues for those without insurance to still access essential medical services. Programs like ACCESS play a crucial role in bridging this gap, ensuring that uninsured individuals have a pathway to necessary medical support.

In my role as a county board member, I am committed to advocating for and supporting initiatives that prioritize the health and well-being of all residents. This includes working closely with the health department to develop and sustain programs that ensure individuals receive the care they require, regardless of their insurance status. Together, let's continue to strive for a healthcare system that leaves no one behind.

Economic Resilience

Our county board champions initiatives that foster the arts, sports, and community events, generating both social and economic capital. We recognize the value of our diverse workforce, which includes individuals across various roles, and it is essential to support a working environment that safeguards and empowers our members.

As a county board member, I will advocate for comprehensive healthcare, affordable housing, accessible community resources, equitable financial stewardship, and strong union representation. Together, we can build a community that prioritizes the well-being and prosperity of all its residents.

Help us Build an Equitable, Inclusive, & Stronger DuPage community

Our community deserves a government system that upholds equity for all. ALL donations will be utilized to amplify our outreach efforts and engage with voters.

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