Kevin Oyakawa is running for DuPage County Board in District 5 because he is passionate about making DuPage County a better place for everyone. When people ask him why he is running for County Board, his answer is this:
“I want to positively impact the lives of as many people as I can and leave people in a better place today than they were yesterday. I am determined to eradicate the opiate crisis in our county through proper education for our children and promoting an agenda that treats addicts not as criminals but as individuals who need help. I will stand up for the rights of the minorities in our county and ensure that the minority populations in DuPage County will always be represented on the County Board. As a County Board member, I will care for the citizens of Naperville, Aurora, Warrenville, Lisle, and Woodridge and will work my hardest to make DuPage County and all of its municipalities even better.”
Kevin is originally from Ohio and grew up with a loving mother, father, and three older sisters. He started at North Central College in 2015 as a Computer Science major and has now found his passion in pursuing degrees in both Political Science and Economics. He hopes to use these degrees to improve the community.
This past school year, Kevin served as the president of the North Central College Democrats and is now the political director for the College Democrats of Illinois. His involvement with the College Democrats led him to take initiative in the community by being active in the resistance and meeting so many amazing individuals along the way.
Kevin’s message to District 5: “DuPage County is a great place to live, but I know that I can make it better. Let’s start building a better DuPage County through the people, not politics.”