Daniel La Spata

Chicago Alderperson, 1st Ward, IL

Daniel La Spata is a long-time community activist in the 1st Ward of Chicago. After attending North Park University, he moved to Logan Square in 2005 and soon got involved in the Logan Square Neighborhood Association to help develop his community, serving as a board officer for five years. In that role, La Spata helped lead the fight for the Zapata Apartments affordable housing development, advocated for better city inclusionary housing policies, and helped pass legislation to protect renters in foreclosing properties. He is currently completing his Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and lives in Logan Square with his wife Alicia.