Nicholas Sposato
Alderman Sposato.jpg
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 38th ward
Assumed office
May 18, 2015
Preceded byTimothy Cullerton
Member of the Chicago City Council
from the 36th ward
In office
May 16, 2011 – May 18, 2015
Preceded byJohn Rice
Succeeded byGilbert Villegas
Personal details
Born (1958-10-07) October 7, 1958 (age 63)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2017)
Independent (2017–present)
WebsiteOfficial website

Nicholas Sposato serves on the Chicago City Council as alderman of the 38th Ward of the City of Chicago on the city's Northwest Side. Sposato was elected as alderman for the 36th ward in 2011 in an election against incumbent John Rice, who was endorsed by then Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.[1] After City Council wards were re-districted, Sposato was re-elected as alderman for the 38th ward in 2015 and 2019.[2]


Before being elected to City Council, Sposato was a firefighter for 18 years and served on the Local School Council of Sayre Language Academy and president of the Trinity High School Father's Club.[3]

Sposato has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair.[4]

Aldermanic career

In 2011, Sposato was elected the serve as the 36th ward alderman, unseating incumbent John Rice. In the 2015, he was redistricted and won election in 38th ward. He won reelection in 2019.

Ald. Sposato serves on six City Council committees: Public Safety, Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Special Events, License and Consumer Protection, Housing and Real Estate, and Committees, Rules and Ethics.

Sposato was formerly a member of the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus, but left the group in December 2016.[5]

In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Sposato joined Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 in endorsing Lori Lightfoot.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Chicago firefighter upsets incumbent alderman, ward organization". 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  2. ^ "'Independent' Sposato To Step Down As Dem Committeeman, Stay On As Alderman". 2017-10-10. Archived from the original on 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  3. ^ "Alderman Nicholas Sposato - Chicago's 38th Ward". Alderman Sposato. Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  4. ^ "'Independent' Sposato To Step Down As Dem Committeeman, Stay On As Alderman". Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  5. ^ Spielman, Fran (2016-12-15). "Ald. Nick Sposato (38th) drops out of Progressive Caucus". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  6. ^ "Lori Lightfoot gets endorsement from Chicago's Firefighters Union Local 2". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Kapos, Shia; Hurst, Adrienne (March 8, 2019). "CHUY's choice — Debate TAKEAWAYS — WILSON likes change — PRITZKER tax rates revealed". Politico. Retrieved March 8, 2019.