Ariel Reboyras

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Ariel Reboyras

b. August 7, 1953

Chicago, 30th Ward Alderman (2003-)
Chicago, 30th Ward Democratic Committeeman (2006-)

30th Ward Map - City Ward Map

Ariel Reboyras, started his city government career driving trucks, eventually working his way up to become Deputy Commissioner of the Department of General Services. He won his 30th Ward seat in 2003 after Ald. Mike Wojcik left the Council for a job at the CTA.

A leading member of the old Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO), Reboyras is closely allied with neighboring 31st Ward Democratic Committeeman, and Cook County Assessor, Joseph Berrios.

Normally shy of the spotlight, Reboyras has been visibly uncomfortable as his Public Safety Committee has wrestled with police reform legislation, one of the biggest city issues for years. Many of his committee hearings have been held as Joint Budget-Public Safety Committee hearings, allowing him to pass the gavel to Budget Chair Carrie Austin.

Reboyras’ family, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to Chicago from New York City when he was 12 years-old. He went on to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he co-captained the baseball team and graduated with a B.A. in Education. He taught at Roberto Clemente High School in Humboldt Park.

Current Chicago City Council Committees:

  • Committee on Aviation
  • Committee on Budget and Government Operations
  • Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
  • Committee on Finance
  • Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
  • Committee on Housing and Real Estate
  • Committee on Human Relations
  • Committee on License and Consumer Protection
  • Committee on Public Safety, Chair

Education

  • University of Illinois-Chicago, B.A., Education

Important Political Events

  • 2003, Elected 30th Ward Alderman, replacing Mike Wojcick
  • 2006, Appointed 30th Ward Democratic Committeeman by Ward precinct captains, replacing Mike Wojcick

Sources

http://www.reboyras.com/
http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/citycouncil/reboyras/
http://www.iviipo.org/questionnaires/2007/30%20Ariel%20Reboyras.pdf