Friends to Elect Dorian C Myrickes for State committeeman

Who am I?

I am a man dedicated to the 2nd district of Illinois. I have committed myself to running for the State committeeman now and in the future congress for 2016. I have the following: Ed. D in Educational leadership: completing spring 2016
Graduating Honors - Master’s in Education from Argosy University.
Graduating Honors - Bachelors in English and Communications from East-West University, Chicago - receiving Summa cum Laude graduating with honors.
Culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Chicago formally Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago.
I have taken time out of my life to receive a education and bring it back to my community. I am the founder of a non-profit organization, Project Tiers Foundation Inc., where we help children and the community with numerous services improving the community one person at a time.
I feel there is not enough I can do for my community.
These are some of my career highlights:
• Spearheading petition and working with community on replacing Dominick’s grocery store in South Shore.
• Formatting and creating legislative bill for Congress and Senate for a Medical District with a trauma center on Southeast side of Chicago.
• Co-founder of “The Forgiveness Project” – a tax incentive and forgiveness program for homeowners in Illinois: launching program in the 2nd District.
• Configuring and organizing petition for DuSable College in the City of Chicago.
• Technology Incubators.
• Voice to Vote – high school program for high school students to register to vote.
• Founded non-profit Project Tiers Foundation Organization
• In 2009, Project Tiers Foundation held a coat drive at East-West University:
Donated (250 coats) to the Goodwill Foundation.
• In December 2010 collected (over 200) toys. The Project Tiers Foundation donated toys to Toys for Tots in December 2009 and 2010.
• Published a poetry book titled “Poetry is Dead” in March 2010.
• WGN’s Chicago’s Very Own:
had provided the link for the story on Project Tiers Foundation Inc.

Why am I running?

I have given the current elected officials in office year after year to provide the services for our community. Unfortunately, they have not performed their job. The 2nd District in a whole needs assistance and someone to represent our community and district by giving the residents essential services we are deserved.

I was initially running for Alderman in the 7th Ward beginning November 2013. I was asked by my campaign team to apply for the position, but I wanted to be selected by the people in 2015. I was interviewed by the Mayors office from over 100 candidates. I was the 4th candidate for the opening. I was not chosen, so continued to prove myself to the community, by working hard showing and proving what I brought back to my community. In October 2013, I decided to step run for the State committeeman and remain in the 7th Ward race.
I am currently involved in numerous legislative duties, working with the State representatives, Senators and other Congressmen in the 2nd district, so I decided to remove myself from the 7th Ward race and prepare for Congress in 2016.

My Goals

Increase voter education and motivate voters
Work with other elected officials from the cities, townships and villages to begin giving residents services and resources needed.
Create and continue a trust with the residents and continue to create petitions and write bills for the 2nd district.

I will achieve my goals by getting to the people. The people can and will help me create what is needed by the people. I will never be a politician that closes the door or not reach out to the people. My first day on the job, I will be out in the field knocking on doors again and letting the residents know I am here for them. I am a resident also.

I have not held an elective office yet, but I have been achieving my goals by working with other elected officials, introducing them to companies that can bring jobs and resources. I am heavily involved in the replacement of the Dominick's store in the South Shore area of Chicago. I work with everyone trying to bring a quality of life back to the 2nd district.

My DFA Values

My campaign has rallied behind the people.. For so many years we have been lacking and the current administration has drained every resource our community has. It has come time for people to stand up and take action against what is happening. That is done by voter education and increase morale, bringing resources to all parts of the district, supplying security which will bring the liberty to residents in the 2nd District.

My Campaign is People Powered!

We have and are putting on voters registration and education forums across the district, letting residents know the truth about the process. We only want the residents to believe in the system and we can't do that until we believe in ourselves.
The second thing is we have been dedicated to working with other grassroots organizations, within the 2nd district. We are working with Mr. Rayson, in Peotone, with his program for ex-offenders, we work with Exchanging ideas and the Pembroke farmers in Peotone, which are two other grassroots organizations.

Voice support


  • justin stovall
  • Kim Catledge
  • Venice Gamble

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• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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