Meet the candidates: City Council, 47th Ward

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Ameya Pawar


Ameya Pawar is the incumbent alderman of Chicago’s 47th Ward. Pawar attended Missouri Valley College, where he studied religion and philosophy. Pawar is the first Asian-American elected to City Council. As alderman, Pawar has passed six pieces of city-wide legislation focused on urban agriculture, employment discrimination prevention and programs to boost neighborhood schools.


Rory A. Fiedler


Rory A. Fiedler is the challenger for alderman in Chicago’s 47th Ward. Fiedler was born and raised in the 47th Ward and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied fine art and design. If elected, Fiedler vows to improve the safety and cleanliness of local schools, work with CPD to keep the neighborhood safe and create green space for the community to enjoy.

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