ENTERED OFFICE: 2007, defeating incumbent Ted Matlak in a runoff

PREVIOUS LIFE: Aide to Berwyn mayor

MOMENT OF OBSCURITY: Had to talk security into letting him into council chambers so he could be sworn in four years ago

MOMENT OF CLARITY: Voted against parking meter deal—and actually read it beforehand

PROSPECTS UNDER RAHM: Will be sought after by reporters seeking counterpoint

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