Grace Chan McKibben | The Chicago Defender

Grace Chan McKibben May Break The Mold For 25th District

By Lee Edwards

Defender Contributing Writer

In the hotly contested race for Illinois’ 25th district seat, appearances can loom large, especially for Grace Chan McKibben, an Asian American woman running for political office in a predominantly African American section of Chicago’s South Side.

McKibben is fully aware of her heritage. She told the Defender she’s an immigrant and English is not even her first language. However, she does not hide from truth, wish it away, or even apologize for it. In fact, she believes it is her differences that makes her an excellent candidate and, if elected, a great representative for the community.

“My experience as an Asian woman, an Asian American woman, is that I am usually the only…

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