Open Letter from the Candidate
My name is Brian Burns and I want to be your next United States Congressman.
I was born and raised in Lakeview and I’ve lived in the 5th district for almost thirty years. I am a licensed attorney who has worked in city government (Memphis City Council, Memphis Housing Authority), federal government (Federal Election Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission), and the private sector. For the past year and a half I have worked at a Chicago tech startup where I managed compliance with over thirty different state financial regulatory agencies.
I am running for Congress because I have seen firsthand that our government is broken and because I have a plan to fix it. The problems that plague our system have been building up for decades and will not be solved by those that helped create it. I’m running as a progressive democrat because the country needs a change and Chicago deserves better.
But I cannot do it alone. Real change requires collective effort, which is why we’re putting people at the center of everything we do. We are going to build a grassroots campaign that adapts to the needs of our constituents.
Will you join us?
Candidate for Illinois 5th Congressional District
*The district includes several Chicago neighborhoods (West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, North Center, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, Northpark and Mayfair) as well as parts of Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Schiller Park, and Rosemont.