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Carrie Austin

Carrie Austin is alderman of the 34th ward on the city's far south side. The predominantly African-American ward includes portions of Morgan Park, Roseland, Washington Heights and West Pullman. She is also the Democratic Committeewoman for the 34th ward.[1]

Carrie Austin
Member of the Chicago City Council from the 34th Ward
Assumed office
July 13, 1994 (1994-07-13)
Preceded by Lemuel Austin
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lemuel Austin
Children Seven
Profession Alderman

Chicago City CouncilEdit

Austin was appointed by Richard M. Daley to the seat of her late husband Lemuel Austin. She officially took office on July 13, 1994.[2]

As a member of the Chicago City Council, she serves on six committees: Budget and Government operations; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Finance; Health; Housing and Real Estate; and Zoning.

Austin served as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.[3]


  1. ^ Connolly, Colleen (February 6, 2015). "Get to Know Your Ward: 34th Ward". Chicago, Illinois: WMAQ-TV. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ Davis, Robert (June 29, 1994). "Daley Tabs Widow For Austin Post". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Newman, Craig (2012-09-02). "Who are the Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention?". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2012-09-06.