Dick Simpson

Executive Member

Dick Simpson holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University and is the author of numerous books, journal articles, book chapters, and documentary films on elections and urban politics. He is former alderman of the 44th Ward of Chicago (1971-1979) and led the opposition bloc in the Chicago City Council against Mayors Richard J. Daley and Michael Bilandic. Dr. Simpson is a professor of political science and the former head of the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive and author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including Winning Elections in the 21st Century, The Politics of Compassion and Transformation, and Rogues, Rebels, and Rubber Stamps.

Dick Simpson