“Ricardo Muñoz is often labeled as the only independent on the Chicago City Council and is known for his vocal opposition to former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Muñoz says his focus is on education, not just for the 22nd Ward, but for all of Chicago.”
– NBC Ward Room Profiles Rick Muñoz

Ricardo Muñoz’s “independence and work for government transparency have distinguished him on the Chicago City Council.” Chicago Tribune, March 2, 2012

“A longtime independent voice on the Chicago City Council … widely popular, especially among progressives and independents.”
— NBC Ward Room, July 14, 2011

“Ricardo Muñoz is often labeled as the only independent on the Chicago City Council.”
— NBC Ward Room profile, 2011-present

“Ricardo Muñoz brings valuable political independence to the [Chicago City Council], and he can point to solid accomplishments, such as several new schools. He is a creative and energetic alderman.”
— Chicago Tribune, February 14, 2007

“Muñoz is an independent, practical and competent alderman who doesn’t shy from challenging Mayor Daley but is by no means an obstructionist.”
— Chicago Sun-Times, February 18, 2007

“More than 12 years as an independent voice in the City Council.”
— New York Times, January 6, 2006

“Ricardo Muñoz sets the standard for Hispanic alderman. … The best Latino ward leader in the city.”
— Dr. Juan Andrade, columnist, Chicago Sun-Times, February 21, 2003

“Alderman Ricardo Muñoz is one of the few independents on the City Council who isn’t afraid to speak out against the mayor when he sees fit. … He has presented a number of innovative ideas… a terrific choice for voters.”
— Chicago Tribune, February 2003

“Give credit to Ald. Ricardo Muñoz for constantly pushing new ideas, such as his hope of creating a dual-language high school in his community. He works hard, his enthusiasm is contagious and his efforts are paying off.”
— Chicago Tribune, 1999