Mary O'Connor (alderman)

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Mary E. O'Connor (born 1959[1]) replaced Alderman Brian Doherty on the Chicago City Council in May 2011.[2] She is the first female alderman to represent the 41st Ward of Chicago on the Northwest side of the city[3] - the largest geographic ward in Chicago including O'Hare International Airport. She was elected with 50.88% of the total vote on April 5, 2011 in the Supplementary Municipal Election in Chicago, IL.[4]

Mary O'Connor is also the owner of Unforgettable Edibles and O'Connor's Deli and Market in the 41st Ward.[5]

Mary O'Connor has also served the 41st Ward as Democratic Ward Committeeman since her election in 2008.[6]


  1. ^ "Editorial board questionnaires - Mary O'Connor, Candidate for Alderman - 41st Ward". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 April 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pallasch, Abdon (Apr 6, 2011). "Unknown ousts Rice in 36th Ward". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ PALLASCH, ABDON (Apr 1, 2011). "Differences emerge despite foes’ mirror images in 41st Ward race". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "April, 2011 Supplementary Municipal -- Alderman 41st Ward". Chicago Board of Elections. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Clauss, Hunter (April 2, 2011). "41ST WARD- Emanuel’s Shorter Coattails". New York Times. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "February 2008 Democratic Party Primary -- Ward Committeeman, 41st". Chicago Board of Elections.