Matt Martin is serving his second term as alderman of Chicago's 47th Ward. He lives in Lincoln Square with his wife Katelyn, eight-year-old son Isaac, and three-year-old daughter Ameena. Prior to being elected alderman, Matt worked as a civil rights lawyer at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where he focused on important issues including police reform, immigration, healthcare, and worker’s rights. Matt earned bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Studies and Political Science from Northwestern University, and his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. As alderman, he believes it is critical to be independent, transparent, and willing to take on big challenges like maintaining and expanding affordability, fully funding our public schools, and addressing community violence.
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