William Dock Walls
William “Dock” Walls, III is a businessman, community and political activist. He attended Horace Mann Elementary and Chicago Vocational High School, and was a member of the 1974 Public League Championship Football team. Dock graduated Tuskegee University with honors in 1980 and IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1986. Walls is not an active member of the Illinois bar.
During the late Harold Washington’s successful campaign for the office of Mayor of Chicago, Bill Dock Walls helped to organize the Lawyer’s Committee for Harold, served as president of Law Students for Washington and as Assistant Scheduler. As a key member of the Washington administration, Dock served as Confidential Assistant to the Mayor, from 1983 to 1986.
Bill Dock Walls served as National Political Director to Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH, served as the main Illinois surrogate for John Kerry in his 2004 bid for U.S. President, was a Candidate for Mayor of Chicago in 2007, 2011, and 2015.
"I am in the race for Chicago City Clerk because I believe Municipal government at this highest level should provide epic opportunity for people and positively impact their quality of life."
About the Campaign
This is a bold and energetic Write-In campaign to elect Dock Walls City Clerk. This well-coordinated campaign is powered by a broad-based group of ethnically diverse citizens from all 50 wards. Our people friendly campaign platform is forward thinking and innovative.
As City Clerk, I will unify this city by promoting cultural, and diversity sensitivity among people of all races, ages, sexual orientations, and religious persuasions. I will make certain everyone is treated fairly and is able to proudly embrace their unique distinctions. As City Clerk, I will ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper. I will provide unprecedented relief to residents throughout the city, and empower them to follow their dreams.
I will put the needs of residents and local business owners first. My highest priority will be to reverse draconian policies and practices relating to the assessment and collection of fines and fees. I will fight to get rid of the Denver Boot, Red Light Camera, and Speed Zone Camera Programs. I will stop the city practice of towing debtor’s cars that have not been abandoned.
I will work with the Mayor and City Council to establish a Community Service Alternative that will allow debtors to spend time enriching the lives of our children and senior citizens as a means of resolving outstanding ticket debt.
As City Clerk, I will reduce the business licencing requirements and streamline the process to make Chicago more business friendly and attractive to pop-ups, start-ups, small to mid-sized businesses, and food trucks.
I will advocate for adoption of Naming Rights as the eighth form of city revenue to make certain the city is able to pay its pension obligation without raising taxes.
Additionally, we will use the resources of our office to ensure balanced Economic Development. My goal is to ensure all Chicago businesses have the wherewithal to compete in the National and Global Economy and bring new revenue, jobs, and opportunity back to Chicago, Illinois.
Food Deserts and Job Creation
As City Clerk, I will fight to bring an end to Food Deserts. I will advocate for the adoption of an initiative entitled, "Grocers Community Owned and Operated" This Public-Private Partnership would be a local or national Government Funded and Community Driven project which would take four years to complete. Conceivably, this could result in the creation of 20 Big Box Grocery stores, 60 mid-sized Neighborhood Markets, an estimated 5,000 Construction jobs, 20,000 permanent Grocery Store Industry jobs, and 25,000 residual, self-perpetuating, private sector jobs.