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The son of Indian immigrants, Alderman Ameya Pawar was born and raised in Illinois. In 2011, he beat the Chicago machine to become alderman of Chicago’s 47th Ward, the first Asian American in the City Council. In 2015, Ameya was re-elected with 82% of the vote, the largest margin in the city. Ameya Pawar announced his candidacy for Governor of Illinois in late 2016, and he wants you to hear his plan! Come to L!ve Cafe in Oak Park to hear his vision and get a chance to ask questions.