Javier Espitia

Lorain City Council, Ward 6, OH

As a a first-generation American born to Mexican immigrant parents, Javier Espitia knows the promise of the American Dream firsthand. He is the first person in his family born in the United States and is a native Spanish speaker. As community activist and organizer, Espitia registered hundreds of voters and knocked on thousands of doors in South Lorain. Espitia sees political engagement as his way of protecting and renewing the American Dream for future generations, and after serving members of Congress, a Secretary of State, and the first black President, Espitia wants to serve the people of South Lorain.