Jennifer Bruzan Taylor
As an attorney who spent her career in public service, Jennifer Bruzan Taylor has a deep respect and understanding of the proper role of government. First elected to the City Council in 2021, she ran to ensure everyone feels safe and has their voices heard. Bruzan Taylor is a Naperville native whose parents still live in her childhood home. She returned to her hometown with her husband, Matt, to raise their two children.
Bruzan Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Women’s Studies, as well as a minor in Psychology, from Vanderbilt University, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. She started her career in patent litigation, then transitioned to clerking for the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Courts of Cook County. She spent most of her career as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney and also taught Constitutional Law at North Central College. She now is a non-practicing attorney focused on raising her family and improving her community.
Bruzan Taylor has served on the DuPage Children’s Museum NextGen Board and as Vice Chairwoman of the Westside Homeowner’s Association. She was involved with the Housing Conditions Focus Group in 2019 to assess the housing shortages in the City. She also served as chairwoman of a grassroots, locally run political action committee that sought to convince residents to vote against recreational cannabis stores in Naperville. Previously, she served on the board of a 99-unit condo association and as a practice judge and brief reviewer for the Loyola Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Team and the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court competition. She was an inaugural volunteer with the Girl Scout Law Track Program of the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, and she helped the program for several years.
In her spare time, Bruzan Taylor is an avid swimmer and runner, and she enjoys taking long walks with her family – often stopping at an ice cream shop, no matter the time of year. She also enjoys entertaining, traveling and immersing herself in different cultures.
On the Council, Bruzan Taylor wants to promote our small businesses, protect our public safety, and pursue responsible development. She looks forward to working on an updated and comprehensive master plan and to using a creative and multi-faceted approach to resolve our attainable housing needs. She is committed to researching all decisions, reviewing facts and speaking to residents and stakeholders so everyone can feel heard.
Councilwoman Bruzan Taylor’s current term expires in 2025.