Mayor Lori Lightfoot appoints Timmy Knudsen as new 43rd Ward alderman to replace Michele Smith

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot has appointed a new alderman on Chicago's North Side. Timmy Knudsen will replace 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has appointed a new alderman on Chicago's North Side.

Timmy Knudsen will replace 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, who is retiring.

Knudsen was chairman of the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals.

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"As I have throughout my legal career, my public service chairing the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals and my time as a grassroots organizer, I will be an advocate and consensus builder as alderman," Knudsen said. "I bring a passion for private sector results to public service and am honored to have a new way to give back to the community I call home."

Smith was alderman for 11 years. The 43rd Ward includes the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Old Town neighborhoods.