Be the change


About Me


Working towards great community that we can all be proud of, with excellent public schools, a healthy economy, and safe streets for our families.


To make sure that Midway Airport works for our local Southwest side economy. We can have so much more, if we can make this huge economic engine work for our community to help fund our schools, parks, and keep our pension promise to our retirees.


I attended Chicago Public Schools my whole life. I graduated from Benito Juarez H.S. Then I went on to DePaul University where I got my B.A. in Political Science and I got a chance to intern for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus I in Washington D.C. After several years of working, I went to pursue my graduate studies at Northwestern University in Public Policy and Administration.


I have a track record as an organizer and have worked across the United States to support issues and candidates that I believe in. I have experience in community development and on major projects like the CTA Brownline Expansion and the UIC South Campus Development/ University Village Project. We made sure that we worked with community organizations and contractor to make sure that women and minority businesses got a fair share of contracting opportunities, as well as helped local people get union jobs. We can do that at Midway too! I have experience as a small business owner and know the struggles of making payroll and running operations. I am a well rounded and very experienced and want to bring it to help the people of the 23rd Ward and the City of Chicago.


Make the 23rd ward the best ward for businesses and families.


23rd Ward Candidate Martin Arteaga lives in Chicago Lawn. His campaign for Alderman is focused on bringing positive change to the 23rd Ward Community. He is a 23-year resident of the Southwest side, yet Martin Arteaga was born and raised in Pilsen. His parents emigrated to the U.S from Mexico during the 1960s and later became union workers.

He is a graduate of Benito Juarez High School. The after-school programs at Benito Juarez High School greatly improved Martin’s upbringing. As a former member of the Juarez’s band, Martin appreciates after-school programs. Martin participated in DePaul University’s STEP program where he gained an appreciation for education. In 1999, Martin was a fellow for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and interned on Capitol Hill. In 2000, he received his B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University.

Martin became a political organizer where he helped elect Democrats nationwide. Martin has worked on various presidential and congressional elections. In 2000, Martin worked on a coordinated campaign to elect Congressman Lane Evans and presidential candidate Al Gore. In 2001, he worked on the Los Angeles Mayor’s race and the 2002 campaign for Mike Feeley in Colorado’s 7th Congressional for the DCCC. Martin was the Latino Outreach Director for John Kerry 2005 presidential campaign. In 2008, Martin was elected as a Hillary Clinton delegate for the 3rd Congressional District.

Martin has both the experience and passion to effectively advocate for the needs of Chicago’s underrepresented communities. He has been active in both local and national communities including but not limited to; the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, DePaul Alumni Association, Young Democrats of Illinois, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). Martin was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley and confirmed by the Chicago City Council to the Commission on Human Relations – Board on Latino Affairs where he served for four years. He also sits on the Board of the Latino Organization of the Southwest and is a committee member of Sigma Lambda Beta Chicago Alumni Network, which is the largest Latino fraternity in the country.

Martin plans on utilizing his experience and accomplishments in public service to the Chicago City Council where he will devote himself full-time to the issues affecting the residents and communities of the 23rd Ward.





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