Elective or appointive public and/or party offices previously held including dates.General
Other elective offices for which you have been a candidate.General
What is your primary occupation?General
Briefly list your civic activities of the past ten years.General
What subjects have you studied and what experience have you had which will be most helpful to you in the office you seek?General
What candidates have you supported in past elections? Please be specific in describing your role in each campaign.General
Please list all endorsements you have received so far.General
As concisely as possible, state why you feel you should be endorsed over the other candidate(s). What goals for the office you seek are most important to you personally?General
What is your campaign budget? How much have you raised to date?General
How many people are on your campaign staff? How many volunteers are on your list?General
Do you favor maintaining the current number of City Council committees?Corruption
Which committees, if any, would you combine or eliminate?Corruption
What reforms are necessary in the City Council's committee rules and structure?Corruption
Would you give the Inspector General’s office independent subpoena power or other compulsory process that can be directed against city officials, agencies and employees without necessitation the approval of the Mayor or Corporation Counsel?Corruption
Should the Inspector General be able to initiate his or her own investigations of Aldermen without a complaint from outside the office?Corruption
Should the Inspector General be able to pursue anonymous complaints?Corruption
Do you support patronage in hiring and promoting public employees?Corruption
Will you employ or have you employed staff, in your office who hold other public sector jobs concurrently?Corruption
Will you employ or have you employed staff, in your office who have either outside employment or contracts with entities which do business with the City?Corruption
Will you vote for an ordinance mandating that the City contest unemployment claims by former employees who were fired for cause?Corruption
Will you vote for an ordinance forbidding the City to hire or contract the services of anyone previously fired for cause from the City or any other unit of government?Corruption
Will you support an ordinance to reduce the number of wards?Corruption
Have you joined or will you join: The Paul Douglas Caucus The Independent Progressive Caucus BothCorruption
Do you support changing the state statute to return to filling aldermanic vacancies by special election, rather than Mayoral appointment?Corruption
Will you vote for an ordinance requiring redistricting of the wards to be based on non-partisan criteria and not to benefit any specific individual or political party?Corruption
Will you or have you accepted campaign donations from current or potential suppliers or employees?Corruption
Will you or have you accepted campaign donations from people or businesses seeking zoning changes in your ward?Corruption
Do you support public financing of municipal campaigns?Corruption
Please explain your position.Corruption
Who are your top 5 contributors and how much has each contributed to your campaign?Corruption
What changes would you support to the redistricting process?Corruption
Will you vote to hire independent analysts to conduct a forensic audit of past City spending?Budget
Will you vote for a budget ordinance which would require:Budget
Will you vote for a budget ordinance which would require public questioning of city department heads concerning their departments' specific budget
making budget copies available to the public 30 days in advance of hearings?Budget
restoring city-wide community group budget hearings several months prior to the publication of
the budget, as were held under the Washington and Sawyer administrations?
What additional revenue sources, if any, would you propose?Budget
Do you support casino gambling for Chicago?Budget
Will you vote to require a citywide referendum before any gambling is instituted in the City?Budget
Will you vote to roll back Mayoral and Aldermanic salaries to pre-2007 levels?Budget
Will you vote for an ordinance limiting future Mayoral and Aldermanic salary increases to the
same percentage as the lowest raise for any class of city employees?
Do you agree with the criticism that City government is top heavy with management? Please explain your position.Budget
What measures will you vote for to reform the city pension plan and ensure its solvency?Budget
Should discretionary funds for ward services and infrastructure improvements be allocated in equal amounts to each ward
based on the size of each ward based on the needs of each ward?
Will you institute participatory budgeting to allow ward residents to vote on discretionary spending
in your ward?
Which city services or assets, if any, do you believe should be privatized and what is your
Will you vote for an ordinance requiring an independent analysis of any lease or outsourcing
Will you vote for an ordinance requiring detailed analysis and evaluation of any lease or
outsourcing arrangement at least 30 days prior to the City Council vote?
Before voting on privatization contracts, what will you do to ensure that they deliver the maximum
return and best service for city residents in the long term?
What procedures will you implement to ensure that privatization arrangements are not being used
to move patronage workers outside of the scope of the Rutan decision requirements or any other
anti-patronage rules or protocols?
How will you involve ward residents in planning?Jobs & Economy
What is your long-range plan for development of the wardJobs & Economy
What criteria do you or will you use in determining whether or not to grant a zoning change or
How will you involve residents in planning, approval, and oversight of TIF districts?Jobs & Economy
Will you vote to terminate a TIF if the objectives of the TIF plan have been accomplished before
the 23 year period is ended?
Will you vote to return unspent and uncommitted TIF funds on an annual basis to the various
How do you propose to replace property tax revenue for CPS and other taxing bodies that is lost
to TIF development?
Will you support a moratorium on creation of any new TIF districts until new funding sources are
identified to replace the revenue diverted to the TIF?
Will you vote for an ordinance requiring that large corporate entities receiving $250,000 or more in
public subsidies, and their tenants, must pay their workers a living wage (currently $11/hour)?
Will you vote to invest substantially more in job-training and the creation of transitional job
programs in disadvantaged communities, including the formerly incarcerated, homeless, youth,
and non-English speakers?
Will you vote to amend the Vacant Properties Ordinance to require mortgage servicers to register
Do you support enacting an ordinance to preserve Single-Room Occupancy housing?Housing & Affordability
Will you vote for an inclusionary zoning ordinance requiring developers to set aside 30% of
residential new construction or renovation for the creation of affordable housing?
What measures will you support to guarantee that some of the foreclosed properties saved
through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program are made affordable to families at 40% and 60%
What procedures and safeguards would you put in place on conversion/demolition of SRO’s and
other low income housing to ensure that affordable housing will continue to be available for low
income tenants who would otherwise be displaced?
What measures will you support to ensure that there is an adequate supply of affordable family
sized units available to families in the Section 8 program?
What measures will you support to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals and
families who are not served by any existing programs?
Do you support any of the following to be built in your ward? Low income rental housing that is affordable to those at 15% to 30% of AMI?Housing & Affordability
supportive housing for people overcoming addiction and other problems which contribute to
shelters for the homeless?Housing & Affordability
Do you favor a moratorium on the conversion or demolition of SRO’s pending the development of
protections and remedies to protect the displaced tenants from becoming homeless?
Do you support allowing the demolition of existing public housing units without new or
rehabilitated replacement housing on a one-for-one basis?
Which standard should the City use to define affordable housing?
AMI of the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
AMI of Cook County
AMI of Chicago
AMI of the Community Area
Which of the following options for choosing the School Board do you support? Popular Election, Mayoral appointment from nominations made by community representatives, Maintaining the current system of Mayoral appointment, A Hybrid SystemEducation
Will you support a city-wide lottery for enrollment in magnet schools?Education
Will you support LSCs in maintaining full powers, and support them through adequate funding levels that provide training and support for LSCs to do their jobs?Education
Will you support a moratorium on school closings until a detailed analysis of the impacts of shuffling children is completed, and a real plan to address the quality of education and safety for every child is in place?Education
Will you support development and implementation of a more comprehensive and accurate approach to evaluate student and teacher performance than reliance on the SAT and ACT tests?Education
Would you favor repealing (or modifying) the 70% requirement for voting to authorize teacher strikes?Education
What is your assessment of Renaissance 2010 and its implementation in your ward as well as the City as a whole? Please include in your assessment the role of charter schools as well as the power to reconstitute schools.Education
What should the City do to improve the quality of all local schools?Education
What are your plans to improve the local schools in your ward?Education
How would you modify (if at all) the benefit and contribution levels and eligibility requirements for public school teacher pension?Education
Will you vote for the Clean Power Ordinance?Eco-Sustainability
Will you vote to privatize Chicago's water delivery system?Eco-Sustainability
Will you vote to ban Styrofoam food containers in Chicago public schools?Eco-Sustainability
Will you vote to ban Styrofoam food containers in Chicago restaurants and food delivery services?Eco-Sustainability
Will you vote to adopt the water quality standards recommended by the Pollution Control Board?Eco-Sustainability
What should the City do to encourage and implement alternative forms of energy?Eco-Sustainability
What other environmental initiatives, if any, do you propose?Eco-Sustainability
Do you support election of the Chicago Park District Board?City Services
Do you support increased privatization of park facilities and services?City Services
Do you support prioritization of land acquisition and capital improvements first to those neighborhoods which are underserved by existing facilities?City Services
Will you vote to increase the City subsidy to the CTA?Transportation
Please indicate which CTA expansion plans, if any, you support and rank them in order of priority (1 highest) Other – please specifyTransportation
Do you support renegotiation of Chicago's parking meter privatization deal?Transportation
Do you support privatization of Midway Airport?Transportation
Do you support the O'Hare expansion plan? We need a third airport.Transportation
Is 911 response time adequate?Criminal Justice Reform
If not, how can it be improved?Criminal Justice Reform
Are there inequities in 911 service in your ward?Criminal Justice Reform
If so, what can be done to redress them?Criminal Justice Reform
Do you support re-allocating police services from low-crime to high-crime neighborhoods?Criminal Justice Reform
What changes, if any, would you suggest for the CAPS program?Criminal Justice Reform
Will you vote for more funding for alternative crime prevention programs such as Cease Fire?Criminal Justice Reform
What measures will you support to stop the schools to prison pipeline?Criminal Justice Reform
Do you support gun control?Criminal Justice Reform
What measures, if any, should the City Council adopt in response to recent court decisions striking down Chicago's handgun ban?Criminal Justice Reform
Will you vote to order the City to stop paying legal fees and attempt to recover past legal costs of city employees implicated in the Police Board findings of misconduct related to the Burge case?Criminal Justice Reform
Please share your views regarding the functioning of the Independent Police Review Authority and whether it should operate more independently of the Police Department.Criminal Justice Reform
Do you support affirmative action based on race, gender and sexual orientation in establishing criteria for hiring and promoting public employees?General
Do you support affirmative action as a criteria in letting city contracts?General
Please comment on current participation of individuals with disabilities in city hiring and contracts.General
Please comment on current women and minority participation in city hiring and contracts. Be sure your comments include firefighter and police officer recruitment and promotion.General
Do you favor restructuring the wage scale of city employees to institute gender-equal pay for jobs of comparable worth?General
Will you vote to require all City vendors and contractors to provide spousal benefits for same-sex partners of their employees?General
Will you vote for the Municipal ID ordinance?General
What employment, if any, other than alderman, do you intend to hold?General
How will you divide your time between your aldermanic duties and your other occupation?General
Please specify the minimum hours per week you will spend performing your aldermanic duties.General
Please describe your service office staffing plan, including the number of staff, full and part time, how you will pay for them, and the number of hours per week that your service office will be open.General
What services need improvement in your ward? How will you achieve this Please describe your service office staffing plan, including the number of staff, full and part time, how you will pay for them, and the number of hours per week that your service office will be open?General
What are your top priorities for the Ward?General
How will you work with community groups and residents on City matters?General
How would you modify (if at all) the benefit and contribution levels and eligibility requirements for public employee pensions?