Progressive governor candidate makes Galesburg campaign stop

A candidate for Illinois governor will be stopping in Galesburg today to convince voters of his progressive vision for the state.
Ameya Pawar, the son of Indian immigrants was the first Asian-American elected to the Chicago city council, currently representing its 47 Ward and was re-elected by the widest margin of any council member in 2015 election cycle.

In between stops today in Quincy, Henry and Peoria Pawar and running-mate Tyrone Coleman will be at the Galesburg Public Library from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

In a preview of what he’s calling his “Don’t Close Our Communities Tour” he says that “communities are feeling the effects of politicians who are out of touch with their needs, pursuing an agenda that benefits the wealthy and corporate interests while leaving the rest of us behind.”

Pawar’s platform includes caps on political contributions, universal early child care and education and accepting Syrian refugees to settle in Illinois.

The event today requires tickets but those can be gotten for free either on Ameya Pawar campaign Facebook page or by going to

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