Key information
Status Alive
Profession Politician
Chicago Alderman
Relationships Tom Kane - Boss
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Eddie Martinez
Season 1 & 2
First episode "Listen"
Last episode "Louder Than Words"
Appearances 4 episodes (see below)
Ortiz is a Chicago Alderman. He is a staunch loyalist of Mayor Tom Kane in the latino caucus.


Season 1Edit

Mayor of Chicago Tom Kane chairs a city council meeting to vote on an ordnance related to his pet project; the redevelopment of O'Hare International Airport. Kane forces the vote to be undocumented, locking the council members in chambers and taking their phones until the issue is decided.[1]

Season 2Edit

He supports Kane's ordnance to close the Lennox Gardens housing project, helping Kane to sway Alderman Adriana Mata in a meeting. He votes in favor of the ordnance in chambers. Kane signals him when the vote appears to be losing and Ortiz provokes a fight, giving Kane a premise to suspend the session.

He gets the contract for demolition of Lennox Gardens (in Episode 7)


Behind the scenesEdit

Ortiz is a recurring character in the first and second seasons. He is played by co-star Eddie Martinez.

Richard Perez was miscredited as playing Ortiz in the episode "Louder Than Words" - Martinez appeared in the episode uncredited.


Season 1 appearances
"Listen" "Reflex" "Swallow" "Slip"
"Remembered" "Spit" "Stasis" "Choose"
Season 2 appearances
"Louder Than Words" * "Through and Through" "Ablution" "Redemption" "Mania"
"Backflash" "The Conversation" "Consequence" "Clinch" "True Enough"

* - uncredited appearance


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