Kevin M. Bailey is the Democratic Committeeman of the 20th Ward in the City of Chicago. As Committeeman, Bailey represents the 20th Ward in the Cook County Democratic Party. He was elected in 2016.
At an early age, Bailey learned the value of community and public service. He was active in his church home as a member of the choir and also tutored students in math. Bailey found joy in this community engagement and quickly learned core leadership values. Today, he volunteers at Mother's House: a nonprofit organization providing housing, case management and supportive services for individuals addressing homelessness, substance abuse and in transition from incarceration.
Raised in Chicago's Southside and South Suburbs, Bailey learned the value of hard work, discipline, and dedication. Those values helped Bailey in his campaign for 20th Ward Alderman in 2015 where he challenged the incumbent in a runoff election.
With a passion for STEM programming (science, technology, engineering, and math), Bailey earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an engineer, Bailey has taken an Ethics Oath to dedicate his professional life to the protection and safety of the public. Kevin Bailey was the first black civil engineer over President Obama's high-speed rail project, ensuring safe construction and proper allocation of federal funds.
Bailey currently resides in the Washington Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL.