CHICAGO—Mayor Brandon Johnson has announced the appointment of Mary Richardson-Lowry as the City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel. In this position, Richardson-Lowry will be responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the City’s Departments, Boards, and the Chicago City Council.

Expressing his pride in the selection, Mayor Johnson stated, “I’m proud to announce Mary Richardson-Lowry as the City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel and am grateful for the expertise she brings to this role from her accomplished legal career. I look forward to working closely with Mary in order to advance our administration’s commitments to ethics, accountability, and transparency, and fostering a city government that efficiently delivers for residents and taxpayers.”

In response to her appointment, Richardson-Lowry expressed her honor and eagerness to serve as the City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel. She emphasized her dedication to working with the Johnson administration, the City’s departments, boards, and City Council to establish an ethical and equitable city government that responsibly utilizes taxpayer funds and maintains transparency for the public. Richardson-Lowry also acknowledged the opportunity to serve in this capacity, particularly given her prior experience at the City of Chicago’s Law Department.

Richardson-Lowry holds a juris doctor degree from Texas Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Speech Communications from San Francisco University.



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