City of Chicago Alderman, Ward 21

Employer / Organization

Chicago City Council Ward 21

Next Election

Feb 26, 2019

Filing Window

Nov 19, 2018 - Nov 26, 2018


As the legislative body of Chicago, the Chicago City Council usually meets once every month to deliberate and vote on legislation before the city. The city council votes on all proposed loans, grants, bond issues, land acquisitions and sales, zoning changes, traffic control issues, mayoral appointees, and other financial appropriations for the city. The City of Chicago is divided into fifty legislative districts or wards and each district is represented by an alderman who is elected by their constituency to serve a four year term. In addition to representing the interests of their ward residents, the fifty aldermen comprise the Chicago City Council, which serves as the legislative branch of government for the City of Chicago. The Chicago City Council has the general authority to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare; to license; to tax; and to incur debt. The Chicago City Council members are elected to four year terms and earn a salary of approximately $110,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To run for this position you must contact the City Clerk first and be aware that the filing window is one week long, which is 113 days prior to the election to 106 days prior to the election. If you are considering running, contact the City Clerk as soon as possible to verify that your address is eligible to run for the position you are considering, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The City Clerks are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible.

Submit application to:
City of Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, 121 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL, 60602, US