Tom Tunney

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Tom Tunney
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Vice Mayor of Chicago
Assumed office
May 20, 2019
MayorLori Lightfoot
Preceded byBrendan Reilly
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 44th ward
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded byBernie Hansen
Personal details
Born (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BA)
Cornell University (MA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Thomas M. Tunney (born August 22, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and politician. He has been an alderman on the Chicago City Council since 2003. He represents the prominent 44th Ward of the city.

Tunney thought about running for mayor in 2019,[1] but did not and endorsed Lori Lightfoot.[2][3]

In May 2019, Mayor Lightfoot picked Tunney as Vice Mayor.[4]

Tunney was the first openly gay Chicago Alderman.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arriaga, Alexandra (26 November 2018). "Latest list of Chicago mayoral candidates who are in, considering". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. "Statement by 44th Ward Alderman Tom... - Re-Elect Alderman Tom Tunney". Facebook. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. Lightfoot, Lori (May 1, 2018). "Lori Lightfoot on Twitter: "After speaking at Rainbow PUSH, I headed up to @AnnSather Restaurant to talk to residents about the issues they care about in this election. Thank you to Ald. @tomtunney44, @StateRepSara, and @RepAnnWilliams for having me. #TeamLightfoot #LightfootGOTV‌"". Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  4. Spielman, Fran (17 May 2019). "Lightfoot shakes up the City Council". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  5. "Catching up with Tom Tunney".
  6. "City Council to form five-member Gay Caucus". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2015-05-28.