Hello, my name is Aaron Goldstein. I am committed to my family, my neighborhood, and the larger Chicago community, and I want to serve the 33rd Ward as Democratic Committeeman.
I was born and raised in Chicago, and went to Chicago public schools. After graduating from Lane Technical High School, I went to the University of Illinois, and then on to law school, graduating with distinction. During law school, I worked for the Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and wrote for the school’s journal.
I then went to work as a public defender at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, advocating for those who could not afford an attorney. I owned a successful law firm, representing Illinoisans exercising their freedom of speech and defending their civil rights. I have returned to the Public Defender’s office as a supervisor and mentor to many young attorneys.
It is important to me to share my experience and knowledge. To that end, I have taught at North Park University and DePaul University College of Law, and mentor at-risk high school students.
I am happily married to Nicole, and we are the proud parents of two daughters. My oldest attends a Chicago public grade school, and my youngest will begin CPS kindergarten this fall. For over ten years, Nicole and I have lived in Albany Park. We love the cultural diversity of the 33rd Ward and all that it has to offer.
As a member of the People of East Albany Park, I enjoy working with neighbors to improve our area. Our democracy is important to me. I volunteered as a poll watcher to ensure our elections were run fairly, and that every vote was counted. What I saw made me want to run for committeeman, to bring back the vibrant democracy that the 33rd Ward deserves.