Brian Hopkins
Brian K. Hopkins debate 2015 (1).png
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 2nd ward
Assumed office
May 18, 2015
Preceded byBob Fioretti
Personal details
Born (1961-11-08) November 8, 1961 (age 60)
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Illinois Springfield (BA)

Brian K. Hopkins (born November 8, 1961) is a Democratic Alderman of Chicago, representing the 2nd Ward. The 2nd Ward includes Streeterville, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown and the Gold Coast.[1] Prior to his election to the Chicago City Council, he served as Chief of Staff to Cook County Commissioner John P. Daley.[2]

Early life

Hopkins was born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona while his father served in the United States Army. His parents were natives of Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood, and returned there shortly after his birth.

Personal life

Hopkins resides in the Lincoln Park neighborhood with his wife and son.

City Council

He is a member of the following committees: Budget and Government Operations; Committees, Rules and Ethics; Health and Environmental Protection; Human Relations; Pedestrian and Traffic Safety; and Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation.[3]

In November 2019, Hopkins was one of fifteen aldermen to oppose a $72 million property tax increase in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first budget that included $7 million in funding for City Colleges, $32 million in funding to retire a general obligation bond issue and $18 million in funding for libraries. However, he voted for the budget as a whole.[4]


  1. ^ Gardner, Kyla (2015-02-26). "What the Heck Is Up With the 2nd Ward Map?". Archived from the original on 2016-04-02. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  2. ^ Cox, Ted (2013-11-15). "John Daley Aide to Challenge Fioretti for 2nd Ward Council Seat". Archived from the original on 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  3. ^ "Legistar Profile – Brian Hopkins". City Clerk of Chicago. 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  4. ^ Spielman, Fran (26 November 2019). "City Council approves Lightfoot's $11.6 billion budget — with 11 'no' votes". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2 February 2020.