In 2013, Corey was shot four times by his stepfather, who ambushed his family with a gun on his way home. Doctors gave him less than a 1% chance to survive. As a survivor of gun violence, he knows how important it is to address gun violence.
Since overcoming this obstacle, he was awarded multiple degrees, helped develop a commercial corridor, written a book, gotten married, and is now running to become the youngest alderman on the Chicago City Council.
As an economic developer, youth advocate, and public safety enthusiast, Corey is the only candidate who has been a grassroot organizer in the community and has fought for small businesses, trauma informed health care, equitable housing, and green jobs. As alderman, he will bridge the community and build the economy to put the 29th Ward on the right track. Corey stands for the community, not privatized interest and not political influence. He will put forward creative, resourceful solutions that engage in peacekeeping strategies, cross-network communication, and neighborhood revitalization.