& Our Ward
Founded in 1923
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 is a member of the Progressive Reform Caucus, serving as Chairman from 2015 to 2019.
In 2008, Ald. Waguespack was elected 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 as Chair of the City Council Committee on Finance, and the Plan Commission, in addition to serving on several other council committees.
The 32nd Ward is comprised of neighborhoods such as Bucktown, Wicker Park, Hamlin Park, Logan Square, Palmer Square, Roscoe Village, South Lakeview, and Lincoln Park. Each neighborhood is unique in its own way. Below is the map of our ward. Click here to find out if you live in the 32nd Ward.