Steve is ready to serve as our District Council Member

“For years, I have fought for police reform to achieve accountability, best practices in policing, and greater investment in resources that address the root causes of crime in our communities.

Now, I want to fight for all the residents of the 17th District and those who travel into the district for work or pleasure.” —Steve Spagnolo

A lifelong history of fighting for our communities

The death of Steve’s father, who was killed in an armed robbery, helped shape his worldview and drive him toward a life of public service and advocacy. Steve lives in Albany Park with his wife Nicole and their son. He served as a community representative on the Local School Council at Roosevelt High School for the past 4 years and before that was a Community Representative at Albany Park Multicultural Academy.

Steve will fight for reforms that will make our communities safer and fairer




What is ECPS and the District Councils?

Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) is an ordinance that was created out of a merging of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) and Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). This coalition of reform driven individuals led the passage of the ECPS ordinance in July 2021. The ECPS ordinance creates a system for police accountability and public engagement that is the first of its kind.

ECPS creates: 1) District Councils in each of Chicago’s 22 police districts, where three elected residents will work to ensure public safety at the local level; and 2) a city-wide Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability that will decide CPD policy, establish public safety goals, and play a central role in selecting police leadership.


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