Dr. Willie Wilson Democrat
for Mayor of Chicago.
We the people, not we the party.

Dr. Willie Wilson's American Journey

Wall Street Journal: How Willie L. Wilson went from poverty to black philanthropy.

Long ago, Willie L. Wilson ran off from a Florida work camp, convinced it was virtual slavery. Hounds chased him but he got away.

Later, though he had no money, and only an eighth-grade education, he convinced himself he could run his own business...Like his belief in God, there are some things he just knows to be true.

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“It can no longer be Republican against Democrat, citizens against police, White versus Black, rich versus poor. We must achieve the original vision of our country – to be a place where all people can be free to pursue life, liberty and happiness – truly one nation under God.”

- Dr. Willie Wilson

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  • Willie Wilson’s 10 Point Plan


    Create Safe Neighborhoods:
      • End Carjackings
      • Re-open Community Mental Health Centers

    No More Property Tax Increases:
      • Property Tax Freeze

    Re-open Closed Schools:
      • Elected School Board

    Legalize Recreational Marijuana:
      • Tax It
      • Make it Safe

    Economic Development:
      • Create Small Businesses, Community Based Grants
      • Fairness in Contracts and Jobs
      • End Homelessness

    End Political Corruption:
      • Honest Government
      • Progressive City Council

    Support Sanctuary Cities

    End Police Brutality:
      • No More Laquan McDonald Cover Ups  

    Abolish Red Light Cameras
      • Seniors Ride CTA Free

    New Revenue Generators:
      • Citizen Owned Casino +$1B (est.)
      • Marijuana Tax +$1B (est)
      • Re-open Meigs Field +$500M

  • Dr. Willie Wilson will donate $100,000 to his campaign

    Campaign finance law defines a ‘self funded’ campaign as a candidate who contributes $100,000 or more to their own campaign. That cap is broken by a single contributor to any candidate.
    Dr. Willie Wilson will contribute a single check of $100,000 to his campaign tomorrow and discuss the importance of defeating and replacing Rahm Emmanual.
    To level the playing field Dr.Willie Wilson is depositing $100,000 of his own money in an effort to defeat Rahm Emmanuel. This contribution to his campaign is a clear indicator of his determination to rid Chicago of the worst Mayor it has ever had. 'I am prepared to do whatever it takes to win this race for Mayor and give the citizens of all 77 communities in Chicago a leader with a heart for the people", Willie Wilson added. Lifting the cap on individual campaign contributions will also help the other candidates as Raum Emmanuel will likely spend upwards of fifty million dollars to keep power for himself and his wealthy friends.
    WHAT: Dr. Willie Wilson officially announces lifting of the campaign contribution cap for the 2019 Mayor’s race
    WHO: Dr. Willie Wilson
    WHEN: Wednesday 2pm April 4, 2018
    WHERE: 345 east Wacker Dr. Penthouse, #4601
    CONTACT: F. Scott Winslow, Campaign Spokesman, 312-972-3929 fscott@williewilsonformayor.com
    Rosie Danials, 773-780-4629

  • Willie Wilson Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Chicago 2019

    Dr. Willie Wilson Announces 2019 Mayoral Bid

    "Chicago is bleeding jobs, citizens and hope. The present administration doesn't know how to stop this but I can and will as the next mayor of our great city of Chicago," Dr. Wilson referring to high unemployment and the thousands of Chicagoans who are leaving the city for better lives elsewhere wants to give the voters a man with a plan for gainful employment, safer streets, better schools, entrepreneurial opportunity and real hope for ALL of Chicago's citizens. Dr. Wilson's word to all those that have left the city, "help me become mayor so Chicago can be your home again."

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  • Bill aims to keep non-violent offerders out of jail

    For months Dr. Willie Wilson has bailed out dozens of people who have languished in the Cook County Jail for misdemeanor offenses because they could not afford the bond. Wilson recently learned support may be on the way in the form of a legislative solution not only in Chicago, but also throughout the state.

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  • Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ new bill pushes back on money bail

    During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people sitting in local jails waiting for their day in court.

    “These are people who have been charged with a crime, but are not convicted,” said Davis. “Many of the people waiting in jail are forced to wait simply, because they cannot afford to post bail.”

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  • Rep. Davis introduces bail reform bill

    CHICAGO BUSINESSMAN AND philanthropist Dr. Willie Wilson (at podium) gives remarks during a press conference about Rep. Danny Davis’ “Bail Fairness Act of 2018” on Capitol Hill as Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) looks on. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

    By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

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  • Dr WIlson To Give Out 200000 to honor King


    In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 89th birthday, humanitarian Dr. Willie Wilson is holding a press conference Monday, January 15, 2018, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 754 E. 77th St. where he is giving more than $200,000 of his personal money to those in need.

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  • Some Say Willie Wilson Is Ready To Challenge Emanuel In Mayor’s Race

    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Some supporters are using a new poll to set the stage for another possible campaign for mayor by businessman Willie Wilson.

    Rags-to-Riches businessman, Wilson placed third, behind Chuy Garcia, in the last mayoral election. And supporter Rev. Ira Acree says a poll by victory research shows the Mayor Rahm Emanuel is vulnerable, which could convince Wilson to run.

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