Anna Valencia was sworn into office as the Clerk of the City of Chicago on January 25, 2017. Valencia began her career with the City of Chicago as an Assistant to Mayor Emanuel as a part of the Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs (LCGA) team. Next, Valencia worked as an Illinois political professional in several positions including, serving as Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s re-election campaign, Senior Advisor for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, Deputy Director of the Illinois Senate Democratic Victory Fund, a Communications Staffer for State Senate President John Cullerton, and Field Director for both Mike Quigley for Congress (IL-05) and Gary Peters for Congress (MI-09). Most recently, Anna served as the Director of LCGA.
Valencia grew up in Granite City, Illinois and earned her degree in International Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She currently resides in the City with her husband and dog.