My name is Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, and for the past eight years, I've had the honor and pleasure of representing portions of Avondale, Hermosa, Irving Park, and Logan Square as 35th Ward Alderman.
In 2015, I ran for 35th Ward Alderman against a twelve-year incumbent because I felt Chicagoans deserved a more responsive City Hall that put our neighborhoods and working families first. With the support of neighbors and community organizations, we won 67% of the vote.
In 2019, despite being outspent almost three-to-one by a formidable opponent funded by big landlords, developers, and special interests, we won re-election with more votes than we received in 2015 – our movement and our volunteers made the difference.
In 2023, I ran for re-election because I love Chicago – I love our diversity, our neighborhoods, and our families; and I know that continuing the work we’re doing in our 35th Ward is critical to helping our neighbors in need and transforming our city for the better.
I'm proud that during my time as 35th Ward alderman, we have moved our ward and city in a more progressive direction, and – so importantly – we've sought to tackle our shared challenges by building coalitions, bringing people together, and providing resources to help families.
In the 35th Ward, we've built new affordable housing and passed historic legislation to address displacement. We've passed public safety ordinances to ensure no one is afraid to call 9-1-1 and that Chicagoans have a real say over policing in their neighborhoods. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we helped seniors get vaccinated and helped connect families and small businesses with the resources they needed to survive.
We've invested in our neighborhood schools. We've attracted new investment to the ward. We've made necessary pedestrian and traffic safety improvements and worked to institute good, honest government where our ward's residents and families – not special interests – come first.
I am proud to have received 9,570 votes on February 28 to continue serving as our 35th Ward Alderman for the next four years. Thank you, neighbors, for your support! And whether or not you voted for me, I am here to serve you – do not hesitate to contact my office regarding any city or local matter. You can reach our 35th Ward Neighborhood Service Office via text or phone at 773.985.3510 or email at ward35[at]cityofchicago[dot]org.
I look forward to hearing from you!