She Votes Alderman!OLD VERSION

A social media series showcasing women running for alderman in Chicago

From schools to clean water to community safety and more, we asked all 61 female aldermanic candidates across 36 wards to answer questions around issues that are important to women. The candidates also shared with us who they are, their ward, stories about the women in their life, and why you should vote for them!

Currently, there are only 14 hard-working women on our City Council – that’s just 28%! Through our social media series, we want to help get our next City Council to represent OUR voice — after all, 51% of Chicago residents are women!  Bringing in more gender diversity to our local government will create more collaborative efforts and help prioritize what’s truly important to the well-being of the citizens of Chicago. Click on the candidates’ names below to learn more about who they are and their message for a better Chicago.

She Votes Illinois uses an inclusive definition of “women” to include trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify as femme.

The information contained on this page is provided only as general information and does not imply an endorsement by She Votes Illinois.

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From early voting dates, poll locations, and registration requirements, check out our 2019 Voting information guide to help you find everything you need to vote in the upcoming election.

Election day: February 26, 2019

Ward 3 Pat Dowell (i)
Ward 3 Alexandria Willis   video   written website

Ward 4 Sophia King (i) website
Ward 4 Ebony D. Lucas

Ward 5 Leslie Hairston (i)

Ward 6 Deborah Foster-Bonner

Ward 7 Kim Curtis (write-in candidate)

Ward 8 Jewel Easterling-Smith
Ward 8 Michelle Harris (i)
Ward 8 Linda Hudson

Ward 9 Essie Hall
Ward 9 Cleopatra Watson

Ward 10 Susan Sadlowski Garza (i)

Ward 12 Martha Rangel

Ward 14 Tanya Patino

Ward 16 Stephanie Coleman
Ward 16 Toni Foulkes (i)
Ward 16 LaTasha Sanders

Ward 17 Raynetta Greenleaf

Ward 20 Maya Hodari
Ward 20 Nicole Johnson
Ward 20 Jennifer Maddox
Ward 20 Quandra Speights
Ward 20 Jeannette Taylor

Ward 21 Patricia Foster

Ward 22 Lisette “Liz” Lopez

Ward 23 Silvana Tabares (i)

Ward 24 Traci “Treasure” Johnson

Ward 25 Aida Flores

Ward 26  Theresa Siaw

Ward 27 Cynthia Bednarz
Ward 27 Andrea ‘Siri’ Hibbler (write-in candidate)

Ward 28 Jasmine Jackson
Ward 28 Beverly Miles

Ward 29 Zerlina Smith

Ward 30 Jessica Washington Gutierrez

Ward 31 Milly Santiago (i)

Ward 33 Deb Mell (i)
Ward 33 Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez
Ward 33 Katie Sieracki

Ward 34 Carrie Austin (i)

Ward 35 Amanda Yu Dieterich

Ward 37 Emma Mitts (i)
Ward 37 Tara Stamps

Ward 39 Samantha “Sam” Nugent

Ward 40 Dianne Daleiden
Ward 40 Maggie O’Keefe

Ward 43 Leslie Fox
Ward 43 Rebecca Janowitz
Ward 43 Michele Smith (i)

Ward 44 Elizabeth Shydlowski

Ward 45 Marilyn Morales

Ward 46 Angela Clay
Ward 46 Marianne Lalonde
Ward 46 Erika Wozniak Francis

Ward 47 Eileen Dordek
Ward 47 Angie Maloney
Ward 47 Heather Way Kitzes

Ward 49 Maria Hadden

Ward 50 Zehri Quadri
Ward 50 Debra Silverstein (i)