James Cappleman was elected alderman of the 46th Ward in 2011. A native of Houston, Texas, Cappleman received his bachelor’s degree from University of Houston and his master’s degree in social work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since taking office he has secured over $200 million for the Wilson “L” station rebuild. Cappleman is the first openly gay man to be outright elected as alderman.
A business attorney and resident of the Uptown neighborhood, Amy Crawford is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago Law School. She also serves on the board of a community credit union in Uptown that helps low-income people access financial tools to improve their futures. If elected, key issues she would focus on as alderman include ensuring a safe community, a quality education for every child and reforming city government.
Denice L. Davis
Denice L. Davis has been a resident of the 46th Ward for more than 25 years. She has served as Director of Community Affairs for Congressman Bobby Rush and Chief of Staff of Ald. Helen Schiller. She currently works as a service coordinator at Habilitative Systems Inc., where she services adults that are mentally challenged. Some of the things she wants to address as alderman include improving existing affordable housing and tackling youth crime with her “choices and resources” program.