Come One, Come All: 20 Candidates for Chicago Mayor

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s a veritable cornucopia of candidates for the 2011 race for Chicago Mayor. From the infamous, to the locally well known to the completely obscure (so obscure I can’t even find any info out about them), these are the 20 folks that filed to run for mayor. And where known I added their website.

Carol Moseley Braun – Former U.S. Senator, Hyde Park resident

Gery J. Chico – Former President of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Public Schools, Downtown Chicago (Loop)

Danny K. Davis – Current U.S. Representative 7th District, Austin Neighborhood

Wilfredo De Jesus – Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park, Logan Square

Miguel Del Valle – Chicago City Clerk, Belmont

Rahm Emanuel – Former U.S. Representative 5th District, West Town, White House Chief of Staff

Ryan Graves – Engineer with the Dept. of Water Management, Lakeview

John Hu – Real estate broker, Rush and Division

M. Tricia Lee – Children’s book author, business consultant, Archer Heights

James T. Meeks – Current Illinois State Senator 15th District, West Pullman

Jay Stone – Hypnotherapist, West Ridge

William Walls III – Community Activist, former aide to Mayor Harold Washington, Galewood

Patricia Van Pelt Watkins – Community Activist, CEO of Target Area Development Corp., E. Garfield Park

Fredrick K. White – City Employee, Logan Square

Roland W. Burris – Chatham, Former Senator

Tyrone Carter – Austin, Music Producer, Author

Rob Halpin – Businessman (famous for being the tenant living in Rahm Emanuel’s house), Lakeview

Tommy Hanson – Real estate broker, River North

Fenton C. Patterson – ??, Englewood

Howard Ray – ??, Humbolt Park

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