Ray Suarez (politician)
|City of Chicago Alderman|
|Succeeded by||Milly Santiago|
|Constituency||31th Ward, Chicago|
|Born||Yauco, Puerto Rico 26 October 1946|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
Regner E. (“Ray”) Suárez (born 26 October 1946) Is alderman of the 31st Ward of the City of Chicago; he was first elected in 1991. He was elected out of his seat on the city council in April 2015 and left office may of 2015. Milly Santiago was his successor.
Suárez held various city jobs before becoming alderman. He worked for Streets and Sanitation, in the mayor’s office as an Administrative Assistant working with Development Action Grants, and Assistant Commissioner of Department of Street and Sanitation.
In 1989, he was appointed to the Illinois Job Training Coordinating Council, where he advised the governor how to spend the budget for job-training.
Suárez was elected alderman in 1991. He was not re elected for his sixth term in April 2015. Milly Santiago defeated him.
He is the chairman of Housing and Real Estate, and sits on seven other committees: Aviation, Budget and Government Operations, Buildings, Finance, Transportation and the Public Way, and Zoning.
The alderman has proposed that private businesses such as bars be required to install police survelliance cameras on their premises. “If you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?” he demanded, in response to privacy concerns.
- Spielman, Fran (November 17, 2015). "Former Ald. Ray Suarez lands spot on Port Authority board". Chicago Sun Times. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
- Keen, Judy; “Daley wants security cameras at bars”, USA Today, 14 February 2006.