Lona Lane is the incumbent alderman for Chicago’s 18th Ward. She was the first African American, as well as the first woman, to serve as alderman of the 18th Ward. She was appointed to the position in 2006 by Mayor Richard M. Daley. Prior to serving on City Council, Lane was the Executive Director of the Greater Ashburn Planning Association and an assistant to Alderman Thomas Murphy.
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Derrick works as a superintendent in the 18th Ward Democratic Committee Organization.
Davis is a lifelong resident of the 18th Ward and a graduate of Western Illinois University. He is the founder of the Next Generation Solutions Group and ran for alderman in 2011, getting over 2,000 votes in that election.
Onyezia was born and raised in Chicago, and is the founder of the community newspaper, The Neighbor. He is a practicing attorney and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with degrees in engineering and corporate finance.
Harris is a former Chicago Police Officer and is certified as a youth crisis intervention support. She is a member of the Neighborhood Watch in the Wrightwood Community and has served on many boards in the area.
Loggins is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and deferred going to law school to teach the fourth grade in the Mississippi Delta. He has served on his local school council and fought to keep his school open during CPS closures. Loggins also serves as the appointed counsel for a school district.