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I am running because I believe that our neighborhood and city needs an independent, progressive leader who will work hand in hand with community members. As Alderman, I will fight to make Chicago a city where everyone—regardless of means, identity, or background—can live safely and comfortably.

As an educator and researcher, I will pursue data-driven solutions to tackle our city's biggest problems. As an organizer, I also know it is not enough just to know what the right solution is: we need leaders who are bold and unafraid to take action.

The Aldermanic position is complex. The job requires someone who is capable of providing efficient constituent services and who has the vision to build a stronger, more unified city. Based on my work, I have six priorities spanning ward-level initiatives to city-wide ordinances that I believe are essential to the longevity and vibrancy of the 48th Ward community.

Ensuring Safety and Health For Everyone

Protecting our Environment and Renovating our Infrastructure

Maintaining Housing Affordability

Supporting LGBTQ+ Community and Women

Strengthening our Local Economy

Increasing Community Engagement & Political Transparency

Providing a High Quality Education for Every Child

I will invest in anti-violence programming, strengthen police accountability, and protect the right of our undocumented neighbors to live free from undue government harassment.

I will work in the 48th Ward and at the city level to provide assistance to our unhoused neighbors and ensure that the 48th ward remains a welcoming home for working and middle class Chicagoans.

I will direct funds on the ward and city level to reduce our carbon emissions, protect our access to natural resources, and prepare us for the impending effects of climate change.

As a proud bisexual man, I recognize the 48th ward’s role in the social life of LGBTQ+ populations across the city. I plan to pass legislation and support developments that contribute to our ward’s queer-friendly character.

Local businesses matter. Growing up as the son of a business owner, I saw first-hand the hard work and determination that running a successful business demands. I vow to put small, family businesses first.

I plan to increase community engagement in ward-level decisions by piloting participatory budgeting, creating new advisory councils, and investing in greater neighborhood outreach.

I am a product of the Illinois public school system and will fight to make sure that the children of the 48th Ward have access to fully-funded, fully-staffed schools.

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Larry Svabek works as a Lecturer and Fellow at the University of Chicago teaching courses in history, political science, and critical race and ethnic studies. He enjoys spending his weekends at Kathy Osterman Beach or biking on the lakefront path. Larry resides near the Berwyn red line stop with his two spunky but loving cats, Sam and Harlow.


Outside of the classroom, Larry has volunteered in our community and organized with grassroots coalitions like CPAC and ECPS that worked to pass our city’s historic civilian police oversight ordinance, which democratizes public safety policy and leadership decisions.

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