DeJuan Gardner is a married homeowner and father of two children and has been a resident of Calumet City nearly 10 years. DeJuan started out as a community organizer and later ran for alderman in 2013. In 2015, DeJuan was elected to School Board Member at Lincoln Elementary and since then, has worked and is currently working to build relationships with residents throughout our community. DeJuan is committed to serving our community and knows that it is very important to embrace positive and transparent leadership that believes in working for and with ALL the stakeholders of our community to improve our quality of life not only in Calumet City but throughout the Southlands. DeJuan also has law enforcement experience that will be beneficial to the public safety and well being of our neighborhood. DeJuan understands the importance of strengthening the relationship between the community and local law enforcement. DeJuan also volunteers his time at a local food pantry in our community. DeJuan is excited to serve in our community.