Markus Pitchford leads public policy efforts for the Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois. His policy experience is robust and covers economic development, infrastructure, climate change and sustainability.
He has held a multitude of executive leadership roles in Illinois to state-wide campaigns including Kwame Raoul for Attorney General and Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus. Markus was the youngest elected delegate in the 2012 Democratic National Convention of Illinois. Markus chairs the Board of Directors for Campus Pride; an organization working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. He also sits on the executive board of Men4Choice and recently joined Congresswoman Robin Kelly's LGBTQ Task Force.
I am an advocate who has fought for the voiceless and it is important to know my status because I must live my authentic life as a gay man.