Leslie Hairston is the 5th Ward Alderman in the City of Chicago.  
A Chicago native and fierce community advocate with deep roots in the South Shore and Hyde Park neighborhoods, Leslie has built a professional career dedicated to public service. She recently won election to her fourth term as alderman of Chicago’s 5th Ward and sits on six City committees – Economic, Capital & Technology Development (vice chair), Finance; Budget & Government Operations; Committees, Rules & Ethics; Health & Environmental Protection; and Special Events, Cultural Affairs & Recreation.