Meet the candidates: City Council, 27th Ward

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Gabe Beukinga


Gabe Beukinga grew up in a southwest suburb of Chicago and now lives in the West Loop. He is a graduate of DePaul University and now works as the senior vice president for a small business lender. If elected, Beukinga hopes to demonstrate transparency, provide better education to the community’s youth, and foster trust between police officers and the community.


Walter Burnett Jr.


Walter Burnett Jr. was first elected for Alderman of the 27th Ward in 1995 and is running for his 6th term as Alderman. He is a strong advocate for affordable housing in the city

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