Natashia Holmes Announced as Sandi Jackson's Replacement on Chicago's City Council

4798Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday named his pick for former Alderman Sandi Jackson's successor on Chicago's City Council.
From an initial field of 53 applicants, Natashia Holmes, a former policy advisor for the Illinois Department of Transportation, has been selected to become Chicago's newest alderman, the Chicago Sun-Times first reported.

Most recently, Holmes worked as a project manager in public outreach and government relations for Metro Strategies Inc., according to her LinkedIn profile.

In a statement, the mayor said Holmes "will bring professionalism and a strong sense of the needs of the community to the position."

Emanuel also described Chicago's newest alderman as "a clear break from the past and a new beginning" for the ward, ABC Chicago reports. Her only previous political experience is running once for a school board.

According to previous reports, a four-member mayor-appointed commission of community leaders was slated to help Emanuel choose Jackson's successor in a process the mayor repeatedly emphasized would be an open and transparent one.

Source: Black Voices 
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