Chicago Elects First Black Woman and Openly Gay Mayor

Robert Valencia
Apr 5, 2019 - 7:41
Chicago Elects First Black Woman and Openly Gay Mayor

Lori Lightfoot has become the first African American woman and first openly gay person to lead Chicago, defeating City Council member Toni Preckwinkle — also a Black woman — in a runoff for the city’s mayoral election on April 3. With 91 percent of the precincts in, Lightfoot was leading Preckwinkle with a wide margin — 73.7 percent to 26.3 percent — according to the Associated Press, which cited the Chicago Board of Elections’ website. AP called the race in favor of Lightfoot around 8 p.m....

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One Reply to “Chicago Elects First Black Woman and Openly Gay Mayor”

  1. Toni Preckwinkle is currently the Cook County Board President, she was a City Council member for many years prior to her current position. I sincerely hope that these two strong women will work together for the betterment of Chicago and its people. Congradulations!

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