Candidate for mayor Watkins releases tax returns

January 14, 2011 6:41:43 AM PST
Chicago mayoral candidate Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins has mad her income tax returns public.In 2009, she reported an income of $65,000 from Target Area Development Corporation, a social justice organization she founded

Watkins also donated $32,660 to Ambassadors for Christ Church.

During an appearance Thursday, Watkins said Chicagoans pay a corruption tax. If elected, she promised an open, honest, fair government with employees hired because of what they know, not who they know.

Watkins, a community organizer who grew up in Cabrini-Green.