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EARLY VOTING: March 23rd – April 4th 

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ABOUT PATRICK

Patrick Daley Thompson

Patrick D. Thompson grew up in the 11th ward, learning the importance of family and being a good neighbor. He currently serves our community as a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).

  • Patrick is active in a number of civic organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Valentine Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, and the South Loop Chamber of Commerce.
  • Receiving his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1999 Patrick began his legal career with a focus on real estate and municipal finance.
  • Patrick and his wife Katie, a school teacher, are raising their children on the same block where Patrick was raised.  Their oldest daughter, Nora, is a senior at St. Ignatius. Their other two children, Grace and Patrick, attend Bridgeport Catholic Academy.

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Endorsements

We've been impressed with Patrick D. Thompson... In the ward, he would focus on improving Halsted Street by creating a walkable retail environment. The community is thirsting for better shopping and dining options, and Thompson is best suited to make it happen. He is endorsed...
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Chicago Tribune

...endorsing Patrick D. Thompson for alderman is an easy call. Thompson has been a diligent commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, earning respect even from the strongest environmentalists. And he's been an active gun control advocate, serving on the board of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
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Chicago Sun-Times

Thompson has some thoughtful ideas that are impressive... He also is the more experienced candidate... we believe that Patrick D. Thomson has the most experience to run a very diverse and complex ward, and we endorse him.
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Gazette

Patrick has the vision, experience and energy to make the 11th Ward one of the most vibrant, diverse and prosperous wards in Chicago.
Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin

- U.S. Senator
As a commissioner on the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Patrick Thompson has demonstrated his strong work ethic, diligence, knowledge and passion.
Toni Preckwinkle

Toni Preckwinkle

- Cook County Board President
Patrick's proven record of accomplishment shows why he will be a hard-working, capable and results-driven member of the Chicago City Council.
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

- Mayor
He has the skills, with both public and private sector experience, to turn ideas into action.
Dan Lipinski

Dan Lipinski

- U.S. Congressman
I know Patrick will be a hands on leader who will be available day or night to address the needs of 11th Ward families and businesses.
Susana Mendoza

Susana Mendoza

- City Clerk
Patrick's proven track record on public and private finance issues positions him well to help address the various fiscal challenges the City faces.
Kurt Summers

Kurt Summers

- City Treasurer
Patrick Thompson has been a leader in the fight to end gun violence in Chicago. I know he will make a great Alderman of the 11th Ward.
Tony Munoz

Tony Munoz

- State Senator
I am supporting Patrick Thompson because for 20 years he has been an active and effective leader in our efforts to reduce the flow of illegal crime guns into our communities. 
Tom Dart

Tom Dart

- Cook County Sheriff