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Mayor Cunningham
Sam Cunningham
100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Contact Mayor Cunningham:
Phone: (847) 599-2510

About the Mayor

Sam Cunningham was born and raised in Waukegan’s 1st Ward. He attended Carman Elementary School (now Carman-Buckner Elementary), Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, and graduated from Waukegan East High School. Sam went onto Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. After graduation, Sam returned to his hometown Waukegan where he established a small business and raised his family.

Sam’s two daughters, Syerra and Samantha are his pride and joy. Sam is a licensed Illinois insurance provider. A busy entrepreneur and engaged father, Sam has always made giving back to his community a must. Prior to his 2017 election as Mayor, Sam Cunningham served for 18 years as 1st Ward Alderman. Sam also serves as the 1st Vice President of the Lake County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and for decades has been an active volunteer for numerous Waukegan charitable and civic activities.

Downloadable Mayor's Bio and Picture

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