12th Ward Alderman Selection Process

In light of recent events, Mayor Lightfoot is reaching out directly to 12th ward residents to express her commitment to finding a qualified candidate to become your next Alderperson. This person must be a valued, public servant who has demonstrated their commitment to service, has lived in the 12th ward for at least one year prior to their appointment, and importantly, is someone who can passionately advocate on behalf of your community. Above all else, the City is committed to an open and transparent selection process.

Results from the 12th ward priorities survey can be found linked here.

  • Applicant must have lived in the 12th ward for at least one year
  • Applicant must be a valued, public servant who has demonstrated their commitment to service
  • Applicant must be able to passionately advocate on behalf of 12th ward residents

As has been done in years prior for open Aldermanic seats, the appointment must be made within 60 days following the process outlined below:

  • The window to submit applications closed on November 16th
  • The resumes of those who submitted complete applications can be found here.
  • Mayor Lightfoot has appointed three committee members and a chair, including 12th Ward residents, to form a search committee to review applications, interview candidates, and make a recommendation to the Mayor on the final slate of candidates.
    • Alderman Michelle Harris, Ex-officio Chairwoman
    • Luis Gutierrez, Latinos Progresando
    • Pam Walsh, Chicagoland Brokers, Inc.
    • Donna Hubble, President of the Wolcott Block Club
  • Once confirmed, the appointed Alderman will remain in place until the next aldermanic election in 2023.

For more information about the selection process, please email: aldermanicvacancy@cityofchicago.org


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Frequently Asked Questions

The window to submit applications closed on November 16th

The window to submit applications closed on November 16th

You are eligible to apply for the position if you:

  • have lived in the 12th ward for at least one year
  • have demonstrated your passion for service
  • are able to passionately advocate on behalf of 12th ward residents

The selected candidate will serve until the next regularly scheduled Aldermanic election in 2023. The candidate may choose to run for the position at that time.