American politician who came to prominence in 2019 as Chicago's first African-American female mayor. Previously, she held positions as the President of the Chicago Police Board and chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force.
She was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Chicago Law School.
She became the first openly LGBTQ mayor of Chicago.
Her mother was a healthcare aide and her father was a factory worker. She is the youngest of 4 siblings.
She succeeded Rahm Emanuel as the Mayor of Chicago in 2019.