ENTERED OFFICE: 2010, appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley when predecessor Manny Flores was named chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission

PREVIOUS LIFE: Printing company executive

PATRONS: United Neighborhood Organization—2003 graduate of its Metropolitan Leadership Institute, training ground for aspiring Latino power brokers

TASTES: Hipsterish. Digs Yo La Tengo, Minor Threat, and other indie rock that helps him connect with gentrifying ward.

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