Political Goal

To win the March primary and November general elections becoming the Democratic Party's U.S. Senator of Illinois.


Estella yearns to be an outspoken lawmaker in Congress offering solutions to America's voting public by first enlightening them on controversial national major issues, especially those stemming from the falsely conceived notion of separation of church and state. She also wishes to help shape stronger law enforcement codes for a safer society.

Though she has held inner ambitions to sooner or later become a Congresswoman, the muteness of all 100 senators during the 2000 Presidential selection controversy jumpstarted her to action sooner rather than later, which is why she challenged Senator Durbin in 2001. Before Senator Fitzgerald made known his intents not to run again, Estella was planning to ferociously challenge his oppositions to the minimum wage bill, though she agrees with his past filibusters against the O'Hare expansion since the south suburbs currently needs the greatest boost for its sagging economy.

She longs to add her courageous voice alongside fellow Congressional lawmakers in not only making new laws, but exercising the responsibility to safeguard and prevent changes to existent fair laws. Since the mid-70's to date (see News link), this future Congresswoman has been a politician at heart by staying actively involved in voluntary legislative lobbying for local and national causes via written correspondence. She has long observed how the state and federal economy always takes a nose dive whenever there's Republican leadership. She supports capital punishment (Biblical law) and was offended by the 2002 blanket clemency granted by Illinois's outgoing Republican governor to all of the death row inmates. His reckless actions, she feels, showed total disregard for avenging the deaths, pain and suffering of those deceased victims and their families whose particular offenders had been undoubtedly proven guilty and not wrongly convicted. Clemency terms shouldn't be "one size fits all" but patiently analyzed case by case. This poorly thought out clemency had a "blinding" effect on the eyes of those public figures who normally would have criticized the $5 billion deficit left us Illinoisans but they chose instead to ignore this latter matter.

Estella's late clergy father was an outspoken pioneer for community concerns too. She loves to hear the family legend of how (before her birth) her father successfully lobbied their native hometown village's school board to erect a rural area school for the Blacks in their Missouri community so that her older siblings and their neighbors wouldn't have to continue walking many miles to the nearest school in town for Blacks--Washington School. The rural one-room school was built and named Hart School, where Estella later enrolled in 1949 for her primary education. By her 4th grade year, they had moved to the town part of Neelyville where she attended Washington School.