Ald. Daniel La Spata (1), who first took office in 2019 after netting more than 61 percent of the vote, ousting embattled former Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno. La Spata has a long track record of organizing on the Northwest Side. Considered a linchpin of Logan Square. Previously, La Spata has campaigned with the Jane Addams Senior Caucus, worked as a planning associate with the Friends of the Parks and served as a policy intern with the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.
La Spata is a member of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus, Democratic Socialist Caucus and Latino Caucus. Prior to taking elected office, La Spata was a longtime Logan Square housing organizer and has proven to be a tried-and-true socialist, generally voting in lock-step with his fellow Democratic Socialist caucus members and working to stem gentrification. T
hroughout his first term, La Spata has worked with neighboring Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) on a series of anti-gentrification legislative initiatives, including a pair of ordinances designed to slow demolitions and two-flat deconversions near the 606 Bloomingdale Trail.
In the past year, La Spata advocated for the passage of the “Water for All” proposal he introduced that aimed to provide more accessible and affordable water delivery. The measure ultimately was not approved. La Spata has also stood firm in his opposition to a proposal from Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30) to legalize private booting of cars citywide.
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