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VOTE FOR A POSITIVE CHANGE

A Leader, A Servant

Homegrown with Integrity

Dr. Mary 'May' Larry, Ph.D.

A SERVANT OF THE COMMUNITY

I am Commissioner Dr. Mary “May” Larry, a public servant at heart. I am seeking the position of Mayor/President for the Village of Maywood. I am a Business Professional. I am knowledgeable with federal and state government contracts; I HELPED Maywood Secure the Following:  IDNR YOUTH Grant - $489,600 and the DOJ - COPS Grant - $269,000.

My family, ‘The Larry's,’ have been residents of Maywood for forty-eight years. My three sisters and two brothers were raised in a single family home by Rev. Tommie Larry, Sr. and Catherine Ann Larry, on 3rd and Warren Avenues in Maywood, Illinois. As general laborers, my parents instilled the values of hard work, discipline and personal responsibility. I attribute my success in the business industry for over 25 years to them.


 By age 15, I was already the Assistant Secretary to the Executive Secretary for the Maywood Mayor, my first official job. During high school,  I was also the president of the prayer group at Proviso East High School and I volunteered at the Cook County jail twice a month, speaking to inmates and conducting worship services. One of my major passions in life has been centered on helping struggling teenagers to overcome obstacles.


HOMEGROWN

I attended Emerson Elementary School and graduated from Proviso East High School. Class of “1981” Graduate. An avid traveler, I extensively visited four continents and forty of the fifty states of the United States of America. I have one son, my ‘Magnificent Angel,’ greatest legacy and delight, Nathan Lee, who is a graduate of Columbia University, Chicago.

 
My volunteer and charitable giving efforts extends to several organizations, including Nate Comic Inc. and Larry’s Boys School Program.  My membelrships include a lifetime NAACP membership, AIPAC, The Order of the Eastern Star, Maywood Chamber of Commerce, Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club Illinois and The Neighbors of Maywood, Illinois Community Organization (NoMCO).


For 38 years, I’ve been a serving member of Miracle Revival Center Cathedral of the Churches of God in Christ (COGIC), located in Maywood, IL. The founder is Bishop Willie J. Chambliss and the Pastor is DeAndre Patterson. I served former COGIC predecessors: the late Bishop L.H. Ford and the late Bishop C. D. Owens as grant-writer as well as program-writer. This denomination reports having over five-million members in the United States. The National Council of Churches ranks this as the largest Pentecostal denomination and the fourth largest Christian denomination in the U.S.


I have many leadership accomplishment as a Grant Writer and Consultant, with over 25 years in the business industry;corporate America.  I also completed a banking school program during my early years of education.


PRAYER INITIATIVE

~ Prayers Across Maywood ~

Let's take Our Community Back Block by Block!

A NEW VISION

A NEW MAYWOOD
The RELAUNCH of MAYWOOD

Quality Business Developments 

Small Business Opportunities

Lower Taxes

Job Growth and Training

Safer Neighborhood

Mentoring Program