Scott Waguespack

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Scott Waguespack
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Member of the Chicago City Council from the 32nd Ward
Assumed office
May 20, 2007
Preceded by Ted Matlak
Personal details
Born (1970-06-23) June 23, 1970 (age 46)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jade
Children Two sons
Residence Bucktown, Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater Colorado State University (B.A.)
Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.)
Profession Attorney

Scott Waguespack (born June 23, 1970) is a member of the Chicago City Council, representing the 32nd ward since May 2007. The 32nd ward includes parts of the neighborhoods of Bucktown, East Village, Goose Island, Hamlin Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Palmer Square, Pulaski Park, Roscoe Village, Wicker Park.[1][2]


Waguespack earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Colorado State University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. After college, he served in the Peace Corps in Kenya. Waguespack also served as an advisor to the President of Kosovo and is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.[3]

Waguespack was the city administrator and chief of staff to Berwyn mayor Michael A. O'Connor in 2005.

Aldermanic career[edit]

Waguespack is a member of the following committees; Budget and Government Operations; Committees, Rules and Ethics; Education and Child Development; Finance; Human Relations; License and Consumer Protection; Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation.[4]He is also a founding member of the Chicago Progressive Reform Coalition and the current Democratic Committeeman for the 32nd ward.[5][6]

Committeeman career[edit]

Waguespeck ran for the unpaid-political position of Democratic Committeeman in the March 2012 Democratic Party Primary Election. The incumbent, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey dropped out of the race on February 15, 2012 citing residential constraints as a barrier to further holding that office.[7] Scott Waguespack went on to win the race, gathering 2,348 votes.[8]


  1. ^ "Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward | Your Chicago City Council: Our guide to all 50 aldermen. By Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Alderman,-32nd-Ward:-Scott-Waguespack – Chicago Sun-Times". Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ "About | 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack". 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Legistar Profile - Scott Waguespack". City Clerk of Chicago. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ Cox, Ted (2013-03-12). "Progressive Aldermen Unite, Vow to End 'Business as Usual'". DNA Info Chicago. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  6. ^ "List of Ward Officials". Cook County. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  7. ^ Tuesday, February 15th, 2012 (2012-02-15). "Fritchey drops out of 32nd Ward committeeman's race". Chicago Suntimes. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  8. ^ Tuesday March 6th, 2012 (2012-03-06). "Vote totals, 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman". Chgo Bd of Elections. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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