Lori Lightfoot is an American politician and lawyer who currently serves as the 56th mayor of Chicago, Illinois.
She was elected mayor in April 2019, becoming the first African American woman and the first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold the position.
Before becoming mayor, Lightfoot worked as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago and served as president of the Chicago Police Board.
She also worked in private legal practice and served as the chief administrator of the Office of Professional Standards for the Chicago Police Department.
As mayor of Chicago, Lightfoot has focused on issues such as police reform, affordable housing, economic development, and education.
She has also been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has been recognized for her work in promoting diversity and inclusion.
Lori Lightfoot is married to Amy Eshleman. They got married in 2014, and their wedding was featured in The New York Times, as they were the first same-sex couple to marry at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Lightfoot and Eshleman have been together for over 20 years and are often seen supporting each other at public events.
Lori Lightfoot Parents: Meet Ann Lightfoot and Elijah Lightfoot Jr
Lori Lightfoot was born on August 4, 1962, in Massillon, Ohio, to parents Ann Lightfoot and Elijah Lightfoot Jr.
Her mother was a healthcare aide, and her father worked in a factory and served in the military.
Lori Lightfoot is the youngest of four children.