Meet the candidates: City Council, 33rd Ward

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Tim Meegan


Tim Meegan was born and raised in Evergreen Park on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1998. He is currently a social studies teacher at Roosevelt High School and serves on the Albany Park Neighborhood Council. Tim says if elected, he will work to improve ward services, end privatizing Chicago’s public assets, and gain economic and fully funded quality public schools.


Deb Mell


Deb Mell was born and raised in the 33rd Ward. She was appointed to the office of alderman in 2013, when her father Dick Mell retired after nearly 40 years in the position. Prior to that, Deb served as the state representative for Illinois’ 40th District for four years. In the state house, she worked on the passage of civil union and medical marijuana legislation. Mell’s highest priority in the 33rd ward is a responsive office that assists and holds the city accountable on the issues that affect the day-to-day lives of her constituents.


Annisa Wanat


Annisa Wanat is a member of the local school council at Albany Park Multicultural Academy, a tutor at the Albany Park Community Center, and an active member of several neighborhood groups. She says her passion for empowering communities comes from her time serving in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. Wanat wants safer streets, TIF reform and more support for neighborhood schools.


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