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  Balcer, James A.
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NameJames A. Balcer
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Chicago, Illinois , United States
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Born June 24, 1950 (71 years)
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InfoJames A. Balcer (born June 24, 1950) is alderman of the 11th Ward (map) in Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed to the Chicago City Council by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1997.

Balcer serves on six committees: Budget and Government Operations; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Finance; Human Relations; Police and Fire; and Transportation and Public Way.

Balcer served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and in 2001 was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroics during that conflict. He cast the only vote against the Council's resolution opposing the Iraq War.

He was appointed to the Council in the aftermath of a scandal about disclosures about then-Ald. Patrick Huels' private security firm that resulted in Huels' resignation.

Ald. Balcer's ward encompasses part of Chicago's Southwest Side, and includes the neighborhood of Bridgeport, home of five Chicago mayors and stronghold of the Daley family. Balcer is known for his loyalty to the Daleys.


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  02/22/2011 Chicago Ward 11 Won 61.31% (+38.94%)
  02/27/2007 Chicago Ward 11 Won 78.91% (+57.82%)
  02/25/2003 Chicago Ward 11 Won 85.22% (+70.44%)
  02/23/1999 Chicago Ward 11 Won 88.88% (+77.77%)
  12/01/1997 Chicago Ward 11 - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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