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32nd Ward
Scott Waguespack

2657 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-1330
Alderman Scott Waguespack lives in Bucktown and his family has called Wicker Park-Bucktown their home for many generations. He helped organize and coach underprivileged kids in Little League baseball at Churchill Park and basketball at Wicker Park, giving them an alternative to joining a gang. He is also an active parishioner at St. Hedwig’s Church.Scott obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Colorado State University and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. After college, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya where he worked with UNICEF and various women’s groups to build health clinics and water supplies, and provided training in primary health.He remains active with the Chicago Area Returned Peace Corps Association, an organization that works for world peace, with an emphasis on “Bringing the World Back Home” after service overseas.After law school, Scott helped create and implement Global Chicago, which fosters global collaboration with Chicago’s many economic, cultural, and intellectual institutions. He worked on projects involving the U.S. State Department, the American Bar Association, and various governments in the Balkans. He focused on developing nation-building projects that assisted the War Crimes Tribunal in the former Yugoslavia, established a rule of law, and worked on economic development projects. Scott served as an advisor to the President of Kosovo and the interim government after the end of the Kosovo War. He is also a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.



44th Ward
Tom Tunney

3223 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-6034
Alderman Tom Tunney has devoted his life to giving back to the Lakeview community. His success as a small-business owner and commitment to public service has won him praise from business, civic and community-based organizations. Tom brings the same passion and love of service to elected office that he has applied to every customer who has walked through the doors of his Ann Sather Restaurants.Elected on February 25, 2003 as Chicago’s first openly gay alderman, Tom’s vision includes serving his constituents as a full-time, full-service alderman by alleviating congestion in the ward, limiting property taxes for seniors and long-term residents and improving education for our children so that young families remain in Lakeview. In his first year as alderman of the 44th Ward, Tom introduced sweeping zoning reforms for several business and residential properties in the ward.
Tom has a strong belief in being a good neighbor to fellow businesses and residents alike; whether representing the small-business community or helping to improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents. Over the years, Tom has cultivated a platform of public service that reflects his commitment to the community and his passion for change. He has served on the boards of several business, civic and community-based organizations. Through Tom’s generosity, Ann Sather’s has become a frequent meeting place for grass-roots and non-profit organizations.Tom’s public service record includes being the former chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association, founder and former president of the Lakeview Center Business Association and founding board member and former chairman of the White Crane Senior Center. He established “Restaurant Nights” at Illinois Masonic Hospital to serve meals to AIDS patients and their families and was the former fund-raising chair for Impact, a gay and lesbian political action organization.
Tom was born and raised in Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree in Restaurant Management from the University of Illinois and his master’s degree in Hotel Management from Cornell University. Tom has been a resident of the Lakeview neighborhood for over 30 years.


46th Ward
James Cappleman

4544 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 725-8683
James Cappleman has lived in Chicago since 1986 and in the 46th Ward since 1999. For over ten years, James was on the board of directors for the Uptown Chicago Commission (UCC), and served two-terms as board president. Through his work as president of UCC, James helped strengthen block clubs, organized service projects, and created open access to needed information for area residents. Before his election as Alderman, James had an extensive history of working with state elected officials, area police commanders, CAPS, and community organizations to address public safety concerns.In addition to his work in the 46th Ward, James continues to advocate for families throughout the city as an active board member of Annie’s Legacy, a Southside not-for-profit organization that empowers women who have experienced abuse and poverty. In 1987, he co-founded a homeless shelter that provided care for people living with HIV/AIDS and for three years served as chair of the Illinois’ National Association of Social Workers’ HIV Task Force. A licensed clinical social worker, James has worked in the healthcare field to improve communication among doctors, patients, and families. He also has had training in research that focused on improving the delivery of healthcare. His past experience in hospice work led him to write a book for individuals with chronic illness entitled, Asking the Right Questions to Get the Health Care You Need.James has received numerous awards for his advocacy for others, including for people experiencing HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and domestic violence. His husband, Richard Thale, is chair of the 19th Police District’s Court Advocacy Committee and serves as one of the CAPS beat facilitators for Beat 1914.


47th Ward
Ameya Pawar

4243 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 868-4747
Ameya Pawar is the Alderman of Chicago’s 47th Ward and serves on the following Committees in the City Council:

  1. Committee on Committees, Rules & Ethics
  2. Committee on Economic, Capital & Technology Development
  3. Committee on Public Safety
  4. Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs & Recreation
  5. Committee on Zoning, Landmarks & Building Standards

After taking office on May 16, 2011, Governor Patrick Quinn appointed Mr. Pawar to serve on the Illinois Innovation Council (IIC) where he has been working with IIC members and the Governor to help jump-start innovation and job creation in Illinois.

Prior to his election, Mr. Pawar was on staff at Northwestern University in the Office of Emergency Management where he was responsible for the development of a university-wide business continuity program.