Meet the candidates: City Council, 11th Ward

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John Kozlar


John Kozlar is a native of Chicago’s 11th Ward. He attended Mount Carmel High School, and later went on to the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 2011. John is currently in his final year of law school at The John Marshall Law School. Kozlar previously ran for alderman of the 11th Ward in 2011. In his campaign Kozlar is looking to revitalize Halsted Street, and is pushing for new bowling alley and residential dog parks for the ward. He also is looking to build a state-of-the-art sports field in the 11th Ward.


Patrick D. Thompson


Patrick D. Thompson is commissioner of the Cook County Water Reclamation District and partner at the law firm of Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.  As commissioner he invested millions of dollars to disinfect sanitary water and millions to curb water pollution and alleviate flooding. Thompson is pushing in his campaign to strengthen new opportunities for the arts community, and he is looking to expand green space in the ward. He also would like to turn the ward’s Stockyards National Bank Building into a museum.


Maureen F. Sullivan


Maureen F. Sullivan is a small business owner in Chicago. Sullivan was born on the South Side, and has lived in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood nearly all her life. She earned a BFA from Chicago’s Ray-Vogue College Of Design. Sullivan co-founded the Save The Ramova movement (an organization aimed to help restore the Ramova Theatre), and later helped start the Bridgeport Alliance, Bridgeport Business Association and the Palmisano Park Advisory Council. In her campaign she is looking to revitalize South Halsted Street, as well as restore the community’s Ramova Theatre.


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