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An election took place on February 24, 2015 to elect the Mayor of Chicago. The election was non-partisan and no candidate received a majority.

Chicago mayoral election, 2015

← 2011 February 24 and April 7, 2015 2019 →
Turnout32.7%[1] Decrease 9.6 pp and 40.0%[2][3] Increase 7.3 pp
  Chicago Mayor Emanuel (30500010931).jpg Chuy García by Rev Dills (1).jpg
Nominee Rahm Emanuel Chuy García
Popular vote 319,543 253,981
Percentage 55.7% 44.3%

Chicago mayoral election runoff, 2015.svg
Results by ward:

Emanuel:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

García:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Mayor before election

Rahm Emanuel

Elected Mayor

Rahm Emanuel

A runoff election was held between the top two finishers (both Democrats) on April 7, 2015, and resulted in the reelection of incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel.[4]

Emanuel ran for reelection, seeking a second term in office. In the first round, Emanuel received 46% of the vote and Democratic Cook County Commissioner Chuy García received 34%. In the runoff, Emanuel received 55.7% of the vote, winning the election. Garcia received 44.3% of the vote.[5]

The runoff was very rare in the history of Chicago's mayoral races.

CandidatesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/chi-mayoral-election-voter-turnout-by-ward-20150225-htmlstory.html
  2. https://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/redeye-elections-runoff-voter-turnout-20150408-story.html
  3. https://www.dnainfo.com%2Fchicago%2F20150408%2Fbeverly%2Fvoter-turnout-highest-beverly-nw-side-lowest-west-englewood
  4. "2015 ELECTION INFORMATION PAMPHLET & CALENDAR" (PDF). ChicagoElections.com. July 29, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  5. Bill Ruthhart and Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune, April 7, 2015
  6. "Rahm Emanuel's Campaign Fund Runneth Over A Year And A Half Ahead Of 2015 Election". The Huffington Post. October 11, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  7. "Help wanted: Petition organizers for Emanuel re-election". Chicago Sun-Times. September 3, 2014. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel". Chicago Tribune. September 13, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  9. "Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia joins mayor's race". WGNTV. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  10. "Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day". The Sacramento Bee. November 24, 2014. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)