Northwest Side GOP names filmmaker Leslie as 39th Ward committeeman
Matt Leslie, an Emmy-winning filmmaker, has been appointed the Northwest Side GOP Club precinct committeeman for Chicago’s 39th Ward.
"Matt is a hard-working young man with the ability to produce real results,” club Chairman Matt Podgorski said. “He will play a critical role in electing Amanda Biela to the General Assembly.”
According his website, Leslie worked on the Comcast Network’s Emmy-winning "Prime Time Chicago," in addition to directing episodes of the reality show "Seasons Greetings" and covering local politics for MSNBC’s "Dylan Ratigan Show." He also covered former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration for CN100.
The 39th Ward encompasses 45 election precincts, bounded on the north by Devon Avenue; on the west by Maole, Elston and Cicero avenues; on the south by Irving Park Road; and on the east by Keozie Avenue, according to a map on NWSGOP.com.
Biela (R-Chicago), whose campaign Leslie will be supporting, is running on a “small government” platform that includes cutting taxes, favoring citizen involvement over career politicians, and reducing overspending, according to her campaign website.
Biela, a former high school economics teacher, is running against incumbent Rep. John D'Amico (D-Chicago). The 15th District covers northern Cook County.