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Matthew O'Shea

Ward 19


Campaign donations since 2015, mapped.

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Beverly's alderman

Matthew O’Shea represents the heavily Irish neighborhood of Beverly.[1]

He served as an assistant to the former Ald. Ginger Rugai who held the office for 20 years.[2]

O’Shea’s top three donors are are all trade unions representing workers, specifically engineers in both the public and private sectors (IUOE.) He receives high-dollar donations from businesses and PACs representing bussiness.[3]

He largely supports the mayors agenda, but has not received donations from Emanuel and has been known to break with the mayor on issues of charter schools and public school closures.[4]