Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that Timmy Knudsen, a resident of the Lincoln Park & Old Town community for nearly a decade, will serve as the new alderman representing the 43rd ward. Knudsen’s selection comes at the conclusion of a selection process led by trusted community members of the 43rd ward. In his legal career, Knudsen provides counsel to innovative start-up companies, founders and their investors. In his role, he has helped some of the nation’s premier business leaders reach creative solutions that help their businesses grow. In addition, Knudsen is deeply passionate about social causes and founded the pro-bono practice of his law firm which represents LGBTQ+ applicants for asylum in Chicago and Tijuana, Mexico. He has provided legal services to over 40 asylum seekers through this pro bono work. As an active member of the community, Knudsen has worked as a steadfast grassroots organizer. Knudsen also serves as Chairman of the 43rd Ward Judicial Candidate Review Panel, which was created by Committeeperson Lucy Moog to champion independent and merit-based endorsement processes. Knudsen currently lives in Old Town Triangle. He was born and raised in Wheaton, received his bachelor’s degree and law degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has been a 43rd Ward resident ever since.