Carrie Austin, 34th Ward 

ENTERED OFFICE: 1991, appointed by Mayor Daley after her husband, Lemuel Austin, died of heart attack

PREVIOUS LIFE: Secretary, 34th Ward Democratic Party

KEY ROLE: Chairs budget committee

WHAT IT DOES: Very little, except holding hearings each fall designed to get an appropriately large majority to sign off on the mayor's budget

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