Michael Scott
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 24th ward
In office
May 18, 2015 – June 3, 2022
Preceded byMichael Chandler
Personal details
Born (1975-12-24) December 24, 1975 (age 46)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationMorehouse College (BA)

Michael Scott Jr. is an American politician and business executive. From 2015 to 2022, he served as an alderman in the Chicago City Council representing the 24th ward, which includes portions of North Lawndale, South Austin and West Garfield Park.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Party and was a member of the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus while in City Council.[2]

Early life and career

Prior to serving on City Council, Scott worked for the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, the Public Building Commission, and After School Matters.[3]

Chicago City Council

Scott was first elected the alderman for the 24th ward in 2015, replacing outgoing alderman Michael Chandler.

Scott served on the following City Council committees: Budget and Government Operations; Rules and Ethics; Economic, Capital and Technology Development; Education and Child Development; Housing and Real Estate; License and Consumer Protection; and Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation.[4]

In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Scott endorsed Lori Lightfoot.[5]

On May 24, 2022, Scott announced that he would retire from the City Council and join Cinescape Studios as the company's "head of industry and community relations."[3][6][7] His resignation will be effective on June 3, 2022.[8][9]

Personal life

Scott's father, Michael Scott Sr., served as Chicago Board of Education President under Mayor Richard M. Daley.[3]


  1. ^ "Ward Maps" (PDF). Chicago Board of Elections. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  2. ^ Ahern, Mary (2015-10-05). "City Council Black Caucus Calls for Chicago's Top Cop to Be Fired". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  3. ^ a b c "Ald. Michael Scott, Key Lightfoot Ally On West Side, Resigns". Block Club Chicago. 2022-05-24. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  4. ^ "Legistar Profile – Michael Scott Jr". City Clerk of Chicago. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  5. ^ "List of Endorsements in the Race for Chicago Mayor". NBC Chicago. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Spielman, Fran (2022-05-24). "Lightfoot ally abruptly resigns from City Council for job at Cinespace Studios". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  7. ^ "Ald. Michael Scott To Run Cinespace Film Studio's Community Relations". Block Club Chicago. 2022-05-24. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  8. ^ Feurer, Todd (2022-05-24). "Ald. Michael Scott Jr. resigning from City Council, joining Cinespace Studios". CBS Chicago. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  9. ^ "24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr. resigns from Chicago City Council to join Cinespace". ABC7 Chicago. 2022-05-24. Retrieved 2022-05-24.