Chris Taliaferro
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 29th ward
Assumed office
May 18, 2015
Preceded byDeborah L. Graham
Personal details
Born (1965-12-09) December 9, 1965 (age 56)
Smithfield, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationLewis University (BA)
John Marshall Law School, Chicago (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Unit3rd Battalion, 8th Marines
Battles/warsGulf War

Chris Taliaferro is a Democratic Alderman representing the 29th ward of the city of Chicago. The 29th ward includes the Austin, Montclare and Galewood areas.[1]

Aldermanic career

Taliaferro was elected alderman in 2015, unseating incumbent Deborah L. Graham. He was reelected in 2019.

He is a member of the following committees; Human Relations, Committees, Rules and Ethics, License and Consumer Protection, Pedestrian and Traffic Safety, Public Safety and Transportation and Public Way.[2] He is a member of the Chicago City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus, its Veterans Caucus and its Black Caucus.[3][4]

In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Taliaferro endorsed Toni Preckwinkle.[5]


  1. ^ Pollard, David (2015-04-07). "Chris Taliaferro elected as Galewood, Austin alderman". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  2. ^ "Legistar Profile – Chris Taliaferro". City Clerk of Chicago. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  3. ^ Cox, Ted (2015-04-08). "Progressive Aldermen Getting Reinforcements on City Council". Archived from the original on 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  4. ^ Ahern, Mary (2015-10-05). "City Council Black Caucus Calls for Chicago's Top Cop to Be Fired". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  5. ^ "List of Endorsements in the Race for Chicago Mayor". NBC Chicago. Retrieved April 2, 2019.