• Ald. Matt Martin Will Run Unopposed For Second Term Representing North Side’s 47th Ward

    by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / December 8, 2022

    Martin has advocated for police reform, affordable housing and safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists during his freshman term.

    NORTH CENTER — Ald. Matt Martin (47th) will not need to defend his City Council seat in 2023.

    Martin was the only candidate to submit nominating signatures by last week’s deadline for the aldermanic race representing parts of North Center, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Lakeview, Andersonville and Uptown, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

    Alds. Brian Hopkins (2nd), David Moore (17th), Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) and Scott Waguespack (32nd) are also running unopposed, ensuring their returns in a chaotic year of turnover at City Council.

    As a freshman alderman whose term overlapped with the coronavirus pandemic, Martin praised his constituents who he said have long stepped up for each other.
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