Moore brings to the table over 40 years of political, legal and governmental experience and a wealth of close relationships with elected officials at every level of government in Illinois. He recently completed 28 years of service on the Chicago City Council. Prior to serving on the City Council, Moore worked as an attorney in the City of Chicago Department of Law, where he represented the City in a wide variety of cases at the trial and appellate court level, including the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Moore was elected to the Chicago City Council at the age of 32, the youngest person serving in the body at that time. During his long tenure on the City Council, Moore was widely acknowledged for his political independence, effectiveness and ability to build coalitions across the political spectrum. He served as chairman of a number of City Council committees, including the powerful Committee on Housing and Real Estate. During his time on the Council, Moore interacted and built relationships with business and labor leaders, real estate developers, city department heads, sister agencies and government officials at the federal, state, county and local levels. Moore also served as his ward’s committeeman, a political position that enabled him to further build his friendships with elected officials at all levels of Illinois government.
Moore also served as President of the National Democratic Municipal Officials organization (DMO), a Democratic National Committee affiliate, where he developed a national advisory board of corporate government affairs directors, trade association professionals, organized labor leaders, policy organizations and lobbyists to build bridges of understanding and garner support for the organization. Moore continues to remain involved with DMO as a “President-Emeritus,” and his wife, Barbara Moore, now serves as the organization’s Executive Director.
Moore graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Knox College and received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law where he served on the DePaul Law Review.