Anna Valencia (#VoteHerIn, Episode 67)
Chicago City Clerk, and Democratic primary candidate for Illinois Secretary of State, Anna Valencia, grew up in Granite City, IL, a small town in Southern Illinois. Her father is a union painter and her mother worked for a non-profit. After becoming the first in her family to graduate from college, Anna dedicated her career to public service. She became City Clerk of Chicago in January 2017 and has worked tirelessly to build a clerk’s office that benefits all Chicagoans. Anna is a millennial leader who uses innovative thinking and her working-class roots to guide her office and make city services more accessible and equitable.