2023 Chicago Mayor Candidates


Chicago voters will head to the polls on February 28 to cast their votes for the Mayor, 50 Aldermans, City Employees and City Treasurer.

There are nine candidates running for mayor of Chicago. Here’s what you should know about each:

Rep. Kam Buckner

Since running for mayor, Buckner, a self-proclaimed progressive Democrat, has steadily rolled out policy proposals to improve CTA services and safety, strengthen the city’s commitment to the environment, and fill vacancies in the Chicago Police Department. I was. Please check this out for details.

U.S. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia

Born in Durango, Mexico, Garcia was a young protégé of Latino community activist Rudy Lozano, who was a rising political star before he was killed by gang members. With his Washington help, Harold Garcia won the election in 1984 as the Democratic Commissioner of the 22nd District. Please check this out for details.

Activist Jamal Green

Ja’Mal Green is a community activist and entrepreneur who made a name for herself in protests over the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. He previously ran for mayor in 2019, resigned amidst his signature challenge, and remains the youngest candidate in this election cycle. Please check this out for details.

Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson has served on the Cook County Commission since 2018 when he defeated incumbent Richard Boykin for the First District, which covers Chicago’s Western Suburbs and West Side. Johnson is the son of a pastor, Edward of Cabrini Green until 2010. He worked as a social studies teacher at Jenner Academy. Please check this out for details.

Aldo.Sophia King, 4th

Since being appointed Aldo’s successor in 2016, Sophia King has represented the 4th Ward, which stretches along the lakefront from South Loop to Bronzeville. Will Burns. She is the only woman to challenge Lightfoot for the 2023 mayoral seat, renaming Lake Shore Drive in honor of Chicago’s black founder Jean-Baptiste his point his dusable. and is known for pushing the minimum wage to his $15. Please check this out for details.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Mayor Lori Lightfoot shocked Chicago politics in 2019 by defeating Cook County Commissioner Toni Prekwinkle in a landslide. Much of her tenure was spent leading the city through COVID-19 and dealing with the dramatic spike in high crime in 2020. Please check this out for details.

Aldo.Roderick Sawyer, 6th

The son of former alderman Eugene Sawyer, who succeeded Harold Washington after his death, Rod Sawyer has been representing the Sixth District on the Chicago City Council since 2011. . Please check this out for details.

Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools

A former City Hall insider, administrative expert, and campaigning outside-the-box thinker, Paul Vallas rose to local prominence as CEO of Chicago Public Schools under Mayor Richard M. Daly. I made a profit. He lost the 2002 gubernatorial race, the Democratic primary to Rod, who lost to Blagojevich, and the 2016 lieutenant gubernatorial race to Pat, along with Quinn. could not run for Please check this out for details.

businessman Willie Wilson

Willie Wilson ran for mayor in 2015 and 2019. He traveled the country as part of his long shot campaign for the 2016 presidential election, participating in polls in a handful of states. He challenged Senator Dick Durbin in 2020. Please check this out for details.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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