John Pope (alderman)

John Pope (alderman)

John Pope is alderman of the 10th ward in Chicago. He was first elected in 1999 and is currently serving his third term.

Early life

Pope was raised in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago. He attended Mount Carmel High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics, from Wabash College in Indiana.

Public Service

Pope worked in Chicago’s budget department and later joined Mayor Richard M. Daley’s staff where he was “working to implement plans for neighborhoods across the city”.

Aldermanic career

Pope was first elected in 1999 after Alderman John Buchanan decided not to run for reelection. Pope was elected to his second term in 2003 when he ran unopposed and again in 2007.

As alderman, Pope helped open a Hegewisch Community Committee (HCC) satellite office. HCC focuses on problems of juvenile delinquency, and provides educational, recreational, and civic activities.

Pope serves on eight committees: Buildings; Economic, Capital and Technology Development; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Housing and Real Estate; Human Relations; and Police and Fire.

External links

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