Michael R. Zalewski

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For his son, the Illinois state representative, see Michael J. Zalewski. For the computer security expert, see Michał Zalewski.

Michael R. Zalewski (born July 26, 1954) is alderman of the 23rd ward of the City of Chicago.[1]

As a member of the Chicago City Council, Zalewski serves on five committees: Aviation; Budget and Government Operations; Committees, Rules and Ethics; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Finance; and License and Consumer Protection.

He was elected in 1995, and was considered an ally of Mayor Daley.[2] After Mayor Richard M. Daley's September 7, 2010 announcement to not seek re-election Zalewski's name was mentioned by one local political pundit as a possible mayoral candidate in the Chicago mayoral election, 2011.[citation needed]

His son, Michael J. Zalewski, is a state representative.[3]


  1. ^ "Chicago City Clerk". Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Chicago City Council: Michael R. Zalewski". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  3. ^ Casey Cora, "Candidates gear up in race for state House seats," Southtown Star, January 28, 2010. Found at Illinois House Press Network website. Accessed August 12, 2010.