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Daniel La Spata

Daniel La Spata

Alderman, Chicago's 1st ward

Daniel La Spata became the Alderman of Chicago's 1st ward on May 20th. He was inspired to run after witnessing anti-democratic and inequitable development processes, which put left too many out of the prosperity of the city's booming economy and housing market. He has spent the last twenty years in Chicago and the last thirteen as a leader on housing and community development campaigns in the greater Logan Square area. Currently a Masters' Candidate in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UIC, Daniel also took on fruitful professional experiences with the Chicago Rehab Network, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, and Friends of the Parkst.

As Alderman, Daniel hopes to lend his political leadership and organizing experience to the development of a more equitable and sustainable Chicago. A Chicago committed to breaking down it's segregated past (and present) and weathering the storms of climate change will take a multitude of stakeholders and sometimes unlikely partnerships.

Once those challenges are figured out, he looks forward to getting back to his real passions: running, baking, and making excellent music!

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