Lenny McAllister of Maywood is an author and guest Republican commentator on CNN, PBS, BET and Fox News. He earned his Bachelors degree from Davidson College. McAllister was a consultant for the RNC in 2009-2010. He is also a former advisory board member of the NAACP, the United Way and the Urban League. Some policy highlights include:
Paul McKinley of Chicago calls himself a grassroots activist. He says he has been fighting against the Chicago machine for decades. McKinley is an ex-offender and served nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted of six felony counts including burglaries, armed robberies and aggravated battery. He is active with VOTE an organization to put ex-offenders to work. Some of his policy highlights include:
Beverly Reid of Chicago has a Doctorate in higher education from the American University, a Masters in education from Howard and Bachelors in sociology from Central State. In 2008 Reid earned an MBA from the American University. She has spent 29 years in the education field. Reid calls her self a sociologist with a personal quest to study people and cultures.