Brandon Johnson spent $30,000 of campaign funds on personal grooming: ‘Not a function of government to look good’

Brandon Johnson spent $30,000 of campaign funds on personal grooming: ‘Not a function of government to look good’


Some of Mayor Brandon Johnson’s spending habits with campaign funds are beginning to raise eyebrows in Chicago

A report from the Chicago Sun-Times revealed Johnson spent $30,000 in one year on hair and makeup with money from the Friends of Brandon Johnson campaign fund. Now, some in Chicago are beginning to question the mayor’s high spending on personal grooming.

“I would be hard-pressed to say grooming is part of your governmental function,” election lawyer Burt Odelson told NBC Chicago. “That’s not a function of government to look good.”

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Illinois state law does not specifically mention personal grooming, such as hair and makeup costs, as valid campaign expenditures, which is causing disagreement over whether it is legal. Some say because it is not explicitly prohibited, Johnson

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