Carrie Austin

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Carrie Austin
Member of the Chicago City Council from the 34th Ward
Assumed office
July 13, 1994 (1994-07-13)
Preceded byLemuel Austin
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lemuel Austin

Carrie Austin is alderman of the 34th ward on the city's far south side. The predominantly African-American ward includes portions of Morgan Park, Roseland, Washington Heights and West Pullman. She is also the Democratic Committeewoman for the 34th ward.[1]

Chicago City Council[edit]

Austin was appointed by Richard M. Daley to the seat of her late husband Lemuel Austin. She officially took office on July 13, 1994.[2]

As a member of the Chicago City Council, she serves on six committees: Budget and Government operations; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Finance; Health; Housing and Real Estate; and Zoning.

Austin served as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.[3]


  1. ^ Connolly, Colleen (February 6, 2015). "Get to Know Your Ward: 34th Ward". Chicago, Illinois: WMAQ-TV. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Davis, Robert (June 29, 1994). "Daley Tabs Widow For Austin Post". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Newman, Craig (2012-09-02). "Who are the Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention?". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2012-09-06.