Steward for Schaumburg
I’m thankful today for the chance to give back to the community that raised me by running for Schaumburg Village President in the upcoming April 2nd election. Ever since I earned my Citizenship in the Community merit badge from my late father on my way to becoming an Eagle Scout I’ve wanted to find new & better ways to give back to the community in which I’m also thankful for having been raised! I plan to be an involved, determined, honest and direct Village President with a strong sense of exhibiting leadership. I also hope to provide one more alternative choice for change as someone who’s a proud resident hoping to advocate on your behalf!

My involvement in and around our community includes sitting on the Olde Schaumburg Centre Commission and I was heavily involved at St. Matthew parish as a Lector and Sacristan Assistant (if you were a parishioner in the ‘90’s you may have even bought a newspaper from me there back in my younger days!). I currently serve as the President of a local nonprofit Board of Directors for Resources for Community Living, an organization based in the Northwest suburbs that helps developmentally disabled adults live independently by helping them get and keep jobs, find housing and balance a budget/pay their bills for those who aren’t severe enough to get state aid but would otherwise slip through the cracks. I’m also on The John Marshall Law School’s Alumni Board of Directors, sit on the Board of Directors for First Financial Servicing, a credit union servicing organization, help lead the direction and activities of a Loop law firm’s finance department by day, and am an adjunct professor at Dominican University. I hope to bring my budgeting knowledge & board experience to the benefit of each you and all our residents by increasing Schaumburg's transparency, inclusion and responsiveness.

Finally, I'm now humbly asking for your support as I acknowledge there is no way I can do this alone. I am running as a bit of an underdog against people with either more political connections or deeper pockets from the corporations backing them so this is and will remain a truly grassroots campaign where every dollar matters and each donation will go a long way toward supporting yard signs, literature, local advertising and meals for volunteers hungry after long hours canvassing door-to-door, making phone call and other such efforts! I personally thank you in advance for your generous donation as it is greatly appreciated by me and all of us looking to make a difference in our community of Schaumburg.
Matthew J. Steward Unaffiliated for Schaumburg Village President (IL)
$7,000 raised from 64 pledges and donations
14% of $50,000 goal