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About Scott


Scott Waguespack is the Alderman of Chicago’s 32nd Ward. Since his election as Alderman in 2007, Ald. Waguespack has been a leading independent voice in the City Council, focusing his work in the Council on the issues of finances, public safety, transparency, and public education. Ald. Waguespack served as Chairman of the Progressive Reform Caucus from 2015 to 2019.

In 2008, Ald. Waguespack was elected and still serves as the 32nd Ward’s Democratic Committeeman. In that role, he has worked to register, educate, and mobilize voters to elect more progressive leaders in the Northwest Side corridor.

Alderman Waguespack graduated from Colorado State University and Chicago-Kent College of Law. After college, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya, where he built health clinics and water supplies, and provided training in primary health. He remains active with the Chicago Area Returned Peace Corps Association.

Ald. Waguespack has worked with the U.S. State Department, the American Bar Association, and various governments in the Balkans working to assist the War Crimes Tribunal in the former Yugoslavia, establishing a rule of law, and working on economic development. He served as an advisor to the President of Kosovo and the interim government after the end of the Kosovo War.

Ald. Waguespack serves on the following Committees- Aviation; Committees and Rules; Economic, Capital, and Technology Development; Ethics and Government Oversight; Finance; License and Consumer Protection; Special Events, Cultural Affairs, and Recreation; and Transportation and Public Way. This is a government website; if you're interested in Scott's political work, please visit


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