Ann Escosa Griffin began her career as a public servant and neighborhood advocate/activist in suburban Chicago. She is best described as an independent and thoughtful progressive.
She has served as a community and organizational leader for over 5 decades and retired from teaching Science and Special Education in 2019. Her first love is the well being children and their families. She has owned several small businesses and served multiple roles in human service organizations.
Ann has lived and worked in Naperville, IL, Macon, GA, Tampa, FL, Phoenix, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ. She is deeply concerned about the toxic tenor of political discourse and the hyper-partisan nature of the “political arena” and is committed to working to find solutions to the issues she cares deeply about. She has been elected and appointed to political office and has managed partisan and nonpartisan campaigns.
Ann believes in government of the people, by the people, for the people. Ann is a proud American and has a vision for a well functioning democracy with two healthy parties willing to engage and work with one another to move our country forward.
Ann believes that our democracy is at risk and wants to heal the divide and foster healthy dialogue between the parties. Stop. Listen. Engage.
Climate Change As a former science teacher Ann believes in climate change and our need to address it’s looming impact on humanity.
Universal Child Care Ann has advocated for universal child care since the late 1970’s. Ann believes that all public school teachers, support personnel and daycare workers are public servants that deserve to be paid as well as those in corporate America.
Healthy Democracy Ann would like to ensure racial and economic justice and opportunity for all by reducing the gap between the super rich and the middle class by returning power to working people. Ann is a strong advocate for unions.