Tom Tunney

American politician

Thomas M. Tunney (born August 22, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and politician. He was an alderman on the Chicago City Council from 2003 to 2023. He represented the prominent 44th Ward of the city.

Tom Tunney
Vice Mayor of Chicago
In office
May 20, 2019 – May 15, 2023
MayorLori Lightfoot
Preceded byBrendan Reilly
Succeeded byWalter Burnett Jr.
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 44th ward
In office
January 16, 2003 – May 15, 2023
Preceded byBernie Hansen
Succeeded byBennett Lawson
Personal details
Born (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsRobin Tunney (cousin)
EducationUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BA)
Cornell University (MA)
WebsiteOfficial website

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

  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". 8 January 2013.
  6. "City Council to form five-member Gay Caucus". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2015-05-28.