Meet the Alderman

Matt Martin is serving his first term as alderman of the 47th Ward Alderman. He lives in Lincoln Square with his wife Katelyn and four-year-old son Isaac. Prior to being elected alderman, Matt worked as a civil rights lawyer at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where he worked on important issues including police reform, immigration, healthcare, and worker’s rights.

Matt earned bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Studies and Political Science from Northwestern University, and his JD from Harvard Law School.

As alderman, he believes it is critical to be independent, transparent, and willing to take on big challenges like maintaining and expanding affordability, fully funding our schools, and reforming our police department.


  • Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight - Vice Chairman

  • Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy

  • Committee on Housing and Real Estate

  • Committee on Human Relations and Health

  • Committee on License and Consumer Protection

  • Committee on Public Safety

  • Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs, and Recreation