Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth


Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth is a progressive Democrat, longtime local small-business owner, and community organizer who was elected as alderwoman of Chicago’s 48th ward in 2023. The ward includes parts of Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown. Leni has deep roots and investment in the 48th ward, the community that she loves. She is the first Filipina to serve in the history of the Chicago City Council. In 2024, Leni was elected as the 48th ward Democratic committeewoman, with a goal to continue her commitment to civic engagement, activating and mobilizing for every election to support Dems up and down the ballot.