Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

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Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 35th Ward
Assumed office
May 18, 2015
Preceded byRey Colón
Personal details
Born (1989-02-18) February 18, 1989 (age 35)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
Democratic Socialists of America
EducationUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (born February 18, 1989) is an American politician. He is the alderman for Chicago's 35th Ward, serving since May 18, 2015. He worked as a community organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and a congressional aide to U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez.[1]

Ramirez-Rosa is a member of the Chicago City Council's Progressive Caucus,[2] and was elected to serve as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention as a Bernie Sanders supporter.[3] He is the city's youngest alderman, and one of the youngest Aldermen ever elected, when elected at age 26.[4]

On August 31, 2017, he was announced to be Daniel Biss's running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[5] Ramirez-Rosa was dropped from the ticket on September 6, 2017.[6] After Luis Gutiérrez announced his retirement from Congress, Ramirez-Rosa announced his candidacy for Gutiérrez’s seat, Illinois' 4th congressional district; he withdrew on January 9, 2018.

He is a self-described democratic socialist and a member of Democratic Socialists of America.

References[change | change source]

  1. Vivaneo, Leanor (3 August 2015). "The rundown on Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa". DNAinfo Chicago. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. "". Archived from the original on 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  3. Glowacz, Dave (11 May 2016). "Delegates elected to Democratic national convention". CHIGOV.COM. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. Cox, Ted (9 January 2009). "Who Was Chicago's Youngest Alderman? A Famous Future Colonel Won at Age 23". DNAinfo Chicago. Archived from the original on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  5. Byrne, John (August 31, 2017). "Biss selects freshman Chicago alderman as running mate". Chicago Tribune.
  6. Pearson, Rick (September 6, 2017). "Dem gov hopeful Biss drops running mate Ramirez-Rosa over Israel views". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 6, 2017.