5th Ward

Alderman Leslie A. Hairston

People Score
90.00
In office since: 
1999
Elected
Votes with the Mayor 
78%

2011-2014

Champion: Defends public neighborhood schools, supports $15 minimum wage, and protects affordable housing. Sponsors legislation that benefits working families. Ready to take hard votes. (Explanation of score system)
Campaign Contributions from Low Wage Employers 
$6,250.00
Does the Alderman support an Elected Representative School Board? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
Did the Alderman vote to increase Chicago minimum wage to $13/hr? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absent
Does the Alderman support a $15/hr minimum wage that includes tipped and domestic workers? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
Tell Alderman

Tell Alderman Leslie A. Hairston that you support a $15/hr minimum wage!

Does the Alderman support the Keeping the Promise Affordable Housing Ordinance?  
  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
Tell Alderman

Reform Chicago Housing Authority. Tell Alderman Leslie A. Hairston that you support Keeping the Promise Ordinance!

Did the Alderman vote to put siphoned property tax dollars back into neighborhood schools? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absent
TIF Surplus Ordinance (O2013-5698) Rule 41 vote.
Did the Alderman support a moratorium on charter school expansion while Chicago Public Schools were being closed? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absent
Did the Alderman vote to close half of the city's mental health clinics? 
  • Yes
  • No
Did the Alderman vote in favor of the 2012 city budget? 
  • Yes
  • No
2012 budget included numerous cuts to libraries, over 350 layoffs, increased water & parking fees, and closed mental health clinics.
Did the Alderman oppose school closings in 2012? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A
Did the Alderman oppose school closings in 2013? 
  • Yes
  • No
Did the Alderman support the Chicago Teachers Union during their 2012 strike?? 
  • Yes
  • No
Has the Alderman allowed charter schools into their ward in the last 4 years? 
  • Yes
  • No
Did the Alderman vote for the Infrastructure Trust? 
  • Yes
  • No
Gimmick to move greater control of public infrastructure projects to private companies and banks without accountability or transparency.
Did the Alderman vote in favor of the 2016 budget?  
Yes
2016 budget included massive property tax increase, garbage collection fee, and clinic privatization.