“In Their Own Words” Candidate Interviews with Mayor Alexis Alvarez and Sen. Albus Potter

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September 26, 2012 by amerciagazette

Our first candidate today is Mayor Alexis Alvarez,a newcomer to to the political scene. She has a short history of political service but a deep passion for the political process. Alvarez shares some information regarding herself on her website

Alexis Alvarez is no stranger to serving her fellow Amercians. She embarked upon a career of public service when she served as president of San Francisco’s Parking and Traffic Commission beginning in 2008. In 2010, she had the honor of being elected mayor of San Francisco, and placed job creation, tax cutbacks for the middle class, and increasing opportunities for immigrants among her top priorities.

Prior to her work in city government, Alexis was Eastern Regional Sales/Advertising Director for Allstate Insurance. She is an alumna of Duke University, where she received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Political Science.
Alexis currently resides in San Francisco with her husband Mike and their two children, Jackson and Taylor.

Our interview gives you an opportunity to hear it in her own words. Listen now!

Albus Potter is our next guest. Senator Potter has shared open and honest answers on his website . This type of transparency is rare in the realm of politics. Lets take look –

Albus Potter was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Columbia University for his undergraduate degree in Political Science and received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Albus recently announced to the public that he is openly gay and hopes to legally marry his partner, Cornelius Diggory, in his home state of Illinois.

Cornelius Diggory

The two comfortably live in the Chicago with their dog, Sirius. Potter is the legal guardian of his sister and brother in law’s two children after a fatal car crash in early 2007. Potter and Diggory hope to adopt a child in the coming year, however, have put off the process in fear that the campaign would be an inappropriate time to acclimate the family.

In the years leading up to his involvement in the Illinois government, Potter worked for several law firms and afterwards taught Administrative law at Northwestern University. He was also extremely involved in his community by coordinating community center programs.As a legislative figure, Potter has been a long time champion for ethical reform, sufficient funding for childcare, tax credits for deserving recipients, death penalty reform, and laws that make education more available and affordable for students.

Listen now to hear his own words to the Amercia Gazette.

Stay with us as we bring you more voices from the candidates and keep “Bringing you the NEW News of Amercia”.


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