44th Ward - 2023 Aldermanic Race
Bennett Lawson - 2023 Aldermanic Candidate
Bennett Lawson has served as chief of staff for the outgoing Ald. Tom Tunney (44) for 15 years, according to his campaign page, and is now seeking to replace his boss as 44th Ward alderman. Lawson, who previously worked for Tunney as community outreach director, is openly LGBTQ and heads outreach to the city’s LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community in his 44th Ward capacity to help them launch programs and obtain funding. Lawson has been district director for Democratic state Sen. Carol Rosen. Just hours after Tunney announced his retirement, Lawson launched his own campaign with Tunney’s endorsement.