Jason Ervin
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 28th ward
Assumed office
January 13, 2011
Preceded byEd Smith
Personal details
Born (1974-05-07) May 7, 1974 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Melissa Conyears-Ervin[1]
EducationSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale (BA)
Governors State University (MPA)

Jason C. Ervin is the current alderman for Chicago’s 28th Ward. The 28th Ward is located on the West Side of Chicago.

Education and early career

Ervin has a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Public Administration from Governors State University. Prior to his appointment to the Chicago City Council, he was the village manager of Maywood, Illinois.[2] He also is a graduate of Morgan Park Academy.

Aldermanic career

In 2010, Ervin was appointed by mayor Richard M. Daley to replace the retiring Ed Smith as 28th Ward alderman. Ervin was subsequently reelected in 2011, 2015, and 2019.

He is the vice chair of both the Committee on Budget and Government Operations and the Committee on Human Relations. He also serves on the following committees; Committees, Rules and Ethics, Economic, Capital and Technology Development, Education and Child Development, Finance, Pedestrian and Traffic Safety and Transportation and Public Way.[3]

In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Ervin endorsed Toni Preckwinkle.[4]


  1. ^ Quig, A.D. (7 May 2019). "With Conyears-Ervin set to become treasurer, Burnett to back stepson to replace her in Illinois House". The Daily Line. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Meet Alderman Ervin - Alderman Jason C. Ervin". aldermanervin.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  3. ^ "Legistar Profile – Jason Ervin". City Clerk of Chicago. 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  4. ^ "Blacks grow divided in mayoral race". Chicago Crusader. March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.