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10500 S. Ewing Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
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Susan Sadlowski Garza

Our 10th Ward Alderwoman

Susan Sadlowski Garza is a lifelong Chicagoan and 10th Ward resident who has dedicated her entire life to the youth and families of the 10th Ward. Starting out as a lunch lady at South Shore High School, Susan returned to college as a mother and persevered to become a Counselor at Jane Addams Elementary School, the same school her mother, herself, and her children attended. As a Chicago Public School counselor, former Chicago Teachers Union area

Vice-President, and now 10th Ward Alderwoman, Susan will put the needs of her constituents first. 


Susan is the first ever active Chicago Teachers Union member to be elected to City Council and the first ever woman to represent the 10th Ward in City Council. Susan is working to keep schools public, increase wages and create long lasting economic development in the 10th Ward.

Susan is working to protect public interest, increase equality for women and the LGBTQ community, foster business relationships and protect air & water for residents.​ 


Susan has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Governors State University and holds a Master in Counseling from Concordia University. Daughter of famed Steelworker/Labor leader Edward Sadlowski, Susan was raised in a proud union home with strong values of income equality, gender equity, racial harmony, and workers and environmental rights.  She is happily married to Raul Garza, a proud mother of four children and ecstatic grandmother of two.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

Committee Assignments 

City of Chicago - City Council

The Chicago City Council is the legislative branch of our municipal government. The Council derives its legislative authority from Illinois law and the home rule provisions of our Illinois Constitution. The Council is organized in to sixteen standing committees. 


Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza sits on the following City Council Committees.


  • Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics

  • Committee on Education and Child Development

  • Committee on Human Relations

  • Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation

  • Committee on Transportation and Public Way