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Published on June 14, 2024
Chicago Mayor Bolsters City's Federal Influence with Strategic Appointments of Warren and CampilloSource: X/Mayor Brandon Johnson

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is strategically beefing up his team to deeply engage with the federal government. In efforts to enliven Chicago's voice in Washington, D.C., Mayor Johnson has recently appointed Dominique Warren as Director of Federal Affairs and Santiago Ginebra Campillo as Senior Legislative Assistant of Federal Affairs. Each brings a significant body of experience to the table, promising to quickly elevate Chicago's impact on the national scene.

In a move to effectively position the city in federal advocacy, these new roles are set to actively harness resources and shape policies that align with Chicago's aspirations for equitable growth and resilience. "Dominique Warren and Santiago Campillo are exemplary leaders whose expertise working at the highest levels of government will be game-changing assets for Chicago," Mayor Johnson stated, as reported by the city's official press release. Warren is to bring to bear his extensive resume which includes spearheading federal policy on climate and environmental justice, among others, for the SEIU, as well as previous engagement with the White House and various federal agencies.

Warren's counterpart, Campillo, also carries a notable record of accomplishment. His background as Legislative Counsel in the Mexican Senate and collaboration with international organizations positions him to truly forward essential legislative enhancements. "I am honored that Mayor Johnson has placed his trust in me to lead Chicago's federal engagement strategy during this pivotal time," Warren expressed his enthusiasm for the role in the statement obtained by the city of Chicago's press release.

As for Campillo, his expertise stretches across a swath of critical issues that include children's rights and public safety. His former advisory role to a presidential candidate in Mexico and extensive academic groundwork—which includes earning a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy—prepared him to capably navigate and indeed to intimately connect with a broad spectrum of policy initiatives. With Warren and Campillo's appointments, Chicago anticipates a stronger and more strategic representation in federal matters that affect the metropolis and its diverse citizenry.