43rd Ward Alderman Selection Process

In light of recent events, Mayor Lightfoot is reaching out directly to 43rd 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 43rd 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.

 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, applicants must fulfill the below requirements:

  • Applicant must have lived in the 43rd 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 43rd ward residents

 

Process

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 August 5th
  • The resumes of those who submitted complete applications can be found here.
  • Mayor Lightfoot has appointed three committee members and a chair, including 43rd 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.
  • Once confirmed, the appointed Alderman will remain in place until the next aldermanic election in 2023.

 

Committee Members

  • Chairman Michele Harris, Ex-Officio Chair
  • Mary Kenney, Head of U.S. Public Affairs at BMO Financial Group
  • Tom Kotarac, Senior Vice President for the Civic Committee
  • Faraz Sardharia, President of the Wrightwood Neighbors Association

 

Candidates

  • Alex Bean
  • Ashley Williams
  • Brian Comer
  • Darren Taylor
  • Isaac Troncoso
  • Jacob Ringer
  • James Kroeger
  • Jill Krawczyszyn
  • Michael Jurecki
  • Norman Hutchinson
  • Paul Kendrick
  • Rebecca Janowitz
  • Steeg Pierce
  • Steve McClellan
  • Tamar Newberger
  • Timmy Knudsen
  • Wendy Taylor Nations

 

Your Input is Needed

In order to guide the City’s selection process, we asked 43rd ward residents what the top priorities are for the ward. Results from this survey are linked here.

Contact Information

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 August 5th

The window to submit applications closed on August 5th

You are eligible to apply for the position if you:

  • have lived in the 43rd ward for at least one year
  • have demonstrated your passion for service
  • are able to passionately advocate on behalf of 43rd 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.

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