Maurilio has been a Chicagoan for over 15 years, first attending college at Northwestern University and now residing in the Uptown neighborhood with his partner and three cats. He has worked for a small market research firm for the last decade translating people’s needs and pain points into data-backed action plans. He is passionate about listening to what people experience and believe and intends to continue this passion by listening to the needs of his community through the District Council position.
Maurilio discovered his drive for helping others by founding a pro-bono initiative through his employer that grants local non-profit organizations $50k worth of services to help better their community. This initiative is in its fifth year and has granted hundreds of thousands of dollars in assistance. Through this work, he’s helped a range of organizations carry out their mission and values, inclusive of helping underserved CPS students attain their goal of attending college. He also began an anti-racist committee at his company to actively reflect on, recognize, and dismantle processes and systems of advantage in the workplace. He believes while we may not be able to change the entire world, the least we can do is to try and change the world we live in day-to-day.
As a Mexican American and coming from a family of immigrants, he intends to fight for and proudly represent marginalized communities. Maurilio’s goal as a District Councilor is to ensure that all 19th District residents’ experiences with policing are positive and productive.