The IVI–IPO has been in existence since 1944. It has been dedicated to good government activism and an idealistic vision of open, honest government in Illinois through pragmatic means that confront cynicism and corruption with equal force. The organization’s primary tools are voter’s registration, voter information and candidate endorsement. We also lobby on behalf of governmental reforms designed to open the system and better inform the public on the political process.

The IVI–IPO is a not-for-profit, multi-partisan, independent political organization. Our endorsements reach hundreds of thousands of voters throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Our work on campaign finance and ethics reform in the past and in the present has gotten high marks from all quarters and our commitment to good government is as strong now as it has ever been.

IVI-IPO Mission Statement

IVI-IPO’s mission is to achieve social justice through good government by increasing voter participation and knowledge, by providing a framework for candidate evaluation, and by electing responsive government officials.

IVI-IPO Constitution

IVI-IPO Constitution Revised 2009.pdf

IVI-IPO Bylaws

IVI Bylaws Revised0 8-25-2021.pdf

IVI-IPO Standing Rules

IVI Standing Rules.pdf

IVI-IPO 2021-22 Board of Directors


Josef Michael Carr, Jr. *

State Chair

Delores Robinson *

Administrative Vice Chair

Rebecca Janowitz *

Program Vice Chair

David K. Igasaki *


Aviva Miriam Patt *


Committee Chairs

Jesus Salazar *

Political Action Chair

Tyrone Forman *

Membership Chair

James Garfield *

PR/Technology Chair

Stephen Stern

Legislative Action Chair

John Arena

Community Action/Municipal Affairs Chair

David B. Robinson

National Affairs Chair

* Steering Committee Member

Board of Directors

C. Betty Magness, At-Large Delegate

David Mihalyfy, At-Large Delegate

Michael Radzilowsky, At-Large Delegate

Nuri Madina, 1st At-Large Alternate

Carlos Estes, 2nd At-Large Alternate

Jane Bannor, Far North Chapter Chair

Herb Ziegledorf,Far North Chapter Vice Chair

Wendy Walker-Williams, South Chapter Chair

Aldolphus “Al” Kindle, South Chapter Vice Chair

Cynthia Armster, South Chapter Delegate

Robert Carroll, South Chapter Delegate

Elizabeth Scott, South Chapter Delegate

Sandrew Cannon, Delegate from Unorganized Areas

Donte Winston, Delegate from Unorganized Areas