Chicago, 11th Ward Alderman (2015-)
Metropolitan Chicago Water Reclamation District, Commissioner (2012-2015)
A nephew to former Mayor Richard M. Daley and grandson to Mayor Richard J. Daley, Patrick Daley Thompson, was elected to an aldermanic seat that has been controlled by the Daley family for the better part of a century. The ward Committeeman seat is held by his uncle and Cook County Commissioner, John Daley.
Unlike Thompson’s predecessors, who have either been appointed to the position or seated in unopposed elections, Thompson was forced into a runoff by neighborhood activist and law student John Kozlar who was running for the seat a second time.
Although Thompson has a big family name, he has maintained a relatively low political profile. In Council meetings he is thoughtful, but generally steers away from controversial issues, focusing on providing better city services. Prior to winning alderman, Thompson was elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in 2012 and was an attorney in private practice.
Current Chicago City Council Committees:
- Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
- Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on Human Relations
- Committee on Public Safety
- Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation
Important Political Events
- 2012, Elected Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner
- 2015, Elected 11th Ward Alderman, defeating John Kozlar in runoff