Aldus. Harry Osterman will not run again in 2023

CHICAGO (SCS) — Aldus. Harry Osterman (48th) announced on Friday that he will not stand for re-election in 2023 and will leave his seat on city council next year, after the end of his third term.

“As someone who loves this community deeply, it was not an easy decision. However, I believe the time has come to make this transition. I will continue to serve and work on behalf of our community as a alderman for the remainder of my term, which ends next May,” Osterman wrote in a letter to his constituents.

Dear neighbours, Today I would like to share some news with you. Over the past 22 years, I have had the clear…

Posted by 48th Ward – Community Page on Friday, July 15, 2022

Osterman has represented the 48th Ward — which includes parts of the Edgewater, Andersonville and Uptown neighborhoods — since it was first elected in 2011. Prior to that, he served more than 10 years as a state representative. Illinois.

A frequent ally of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Osterman is chairman of the city council’s housing committee and played a crucial role in establishing the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, a new civilian panel that will oversee the Chicago Police Department. .

Lightfoot’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Osterman is now the third Chicago councilman to announce he will not run again in 2023. Ald. James Cappleman (46th) announced his intention to retire last week, and charged Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) announced last December that she would not run again, five months later she was charged with corruption.


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