|Member of the Chicago City Council from the 48th Ward|
May 16, 2011
|Preceded by||Mary Ann Smith|
|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 14th district
2000 – May 16, 2011
|Preceded by||Carol Ronen|
|Succeeded by||Kelly Cassidy|
April 14, 1967 |
Harry Osterman is a Democratic member of the Chicago City Council, representing the 48th ward. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 14th District from 2000 to 2011.
Claiming a "background with law enforcement," some of his major legislative efforts have focused on areas of public safety. He helped get tougher penalties for violent and repeat domestic abusers and worked to increase penalties for unlicensed drivers. He also helped the CAPS programs in the 20th and 24th police districts secure state grants. Osterman is a strong advocate of gun control, currently serving as an honorary Board Member of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.