Colin will be the first black openly LGBTQ alderman on the Chicago City Council
Colin Bird-Martinez is running for alderman in Chicago’s 31st Ward. An organizer who has been fighting for progressive change for years, Colin founded the Hermosa Neighborhood Association in 2014, which has advocated for and won affordable housing initiatives and infrastructure revitalization throughout his community. Colin’s involvement in local politics is driven by his impassioned focus on the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, deep commitment to ending segregation across the city, and unmatched knowledge of the needs of the 31st Ward. He lives in Hermosa with his husband Joshua, their two cats Roy and Max, and a dachshund, Frankie.