Walter Burnett Jr.

American politician

Walter Burnett Jr. (born August 16, 1963) is an American politician. He is a member of the Chicago City Council since 1995.[1] In 2023, he became the Vice Mayor of Chicago.

Walter Burnett Jr.
9th Vice Mayor of Chicago
Assumed office
May 15, 2023
MayorBrandon Johnson
Preceded byTom Tunney
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 27th ward
Assumed office
May 1995
Preceded byDexter Watson
Personal details
Born (1963-08-16) August 16, 1963 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1991)
Children2 sons
EducationHarold Washington College
University of Illinois, Chicago
Southeastern Illinois College
Northeastern Illinois University (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website


  1. Lulay, Stephanie (2015-02-24). "Longtime Ald. Walter Burnett Wins 27th Ward Election, Landing Sixth Term". Archived from the original on 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2016-06-20.