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Mariyanna Spyropoulos, a rising politician
Chicago05.11.2010

Mariyana Spyropoulos, the Greek American attorney from Chicago, with her particular expertise on environmental issues, is drawing her own course in the field of politics.

In the Midterm U.S. Elections held on the 2nd of November, Mariyana Spyropoulos achieved another victory, as she was elected with the Democratic Party, in the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in greater Chicago, on a six-year term. It is the greatest water management district in the world, annually managing approximately two billion dollars. Among her responsibilities are; water purification of the Central Chicago district, where a large part of Lake Michigan is located, parts of which belong to the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.

Mariyana Spyropoulos is universally accepted by Cook County voters, the central district in Chicago, something which was evident during the primaries of the Democratic Party last February where she came first in votes. It is noted that in August 2009 she had been appointed Commissioner by the Governor of the State of Illinois, Pat Quinn.

In the present political circumstances in the USA, her campaign was not an easy task, as she stated to ANAMPA. Even though she had already been proposed other state positions, something which is not out of the question for the future, the 44-year-old Greek American committed to work from her duty as Commissioner for the creation and preservation of policies, related to floods, storm management, rivers and environmental maintenance within her area of responsibility.

“I had the responsibility, to address, meet and discuss with as many citizens as possible in our County. The support from the Democratic Party, greater Chicago newspapers, such as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun – Times and the Daily Herald, many independent groups of voters, but also environmental groups, such as Sierra Club, encouraged my efforts and committed me to do my best.” Stated Ms. Spyropoulos.

About Mariyana Spyropoulos

Mariyana Spyropoulos was born and raised in America. She studied Political Sciences at Georgetown University and Law at John Marshall Law School, while she is holding an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Loyola.

Among other things, she has served as prosecutor and secretary of state hearing officer. She has also participated in a research programme by the Nomura Research Institute in London, while she has worked on studies and analyses on economy and the policy of Russia and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Currently she is an attorney and holds her own law firm in the heart if Chicago.

Mariyana Spyropoulos, is the daughter of Theodore Spyropoulos, SAE USA Region coordinator and cousin of the Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Alexi Giannoulias.

Her Greek roots often lead her to Greece, along with her husband, economist Paul Vassilakos, manager of the U.S. Company, General Motors.

 
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