|Member of the Chicago City Council|
from the 28th ward
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2011
|Preceded by||Ed Smith|
|Born||May 7, 1974|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Southern 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.
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. He also is a graduate of Morgan Park Academy.
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.
In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Ervin endorsed Toni Preckwinkle.