Felix Cardona Jr.
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 31st ward
Assumed office
May 20, 2019
Preceded byMilly Santiago
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic

Felix Cardona Jr. is a Democratic member of the Chicago City Council representing the 31st Ward.

Political career

Cardona was elected alderman from the 31st Ward of Chicago in 2019, unseating incumbent alderman Milly Santiago.

Cardona assumed office as alderman on May 20, 2019.[1] He is currently a member of the Latino Caucus[2] and the Progressive Reform Caucus.[3] Cardona is affiliated with the Democratic Party.[4]

Criticism from LGBTQ Victory Fund

The LGBTQ Victory Fund, which is a national organization that promotes LGBTQ politicians being elected, criticized Cardona for "homophobic comments" made to his fellow 31st Ward alderman candidate Colin Bird-Martinez who the LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed. He was also criticized for receiving benefits from Maranatha USA/Maranatha Word Revival which they claim is a "anti-LGBTQ religious organization".[5]



General runoff election for Chicago City Council Ward 31, April 2[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Felix Cardona, Jr. 3,584 54.3%
Nonpartisan Milagros Santiago 3,017 45.7%

General election for Chicago City Council Ward 31, February 26[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Milagros Santiago 2,588 40.3%
Nonpartisan Felix Cardona, Jr. 2,132 33.2%
Nonpartisan Colin Bird-Martinez 1,699 26.5%


  1. ^ a b c "Felix Cardona Jr". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Caucus Members". Chicago City Council Latino Caucus. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Progressive Reform Caucus of the Chicago City Council –". chicagoprogressivecaucus.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  4. ^ (PDF) http://www.iviipo.org/2019QResps/2019QALD31_Cardona_Felix.pdf. Retrieved December 30, 2019. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Victory Fund Blasts Felix Cardona Jr. for Anti-LGBTQ Whisper Campaign in Race for Chicago Alderman, Files Complaint with IRS". LGBTQ Victory Fund. Retrieved December 30, 2019.