Who is going to be Chicago's next mayor? Our simple database includes all of the latest news and rumors, as well as campaign finance data.
Our tracker with fundraising totals and a full endorsement list can be found here.
Who is going to be Chicago's next mayor? That's the question on the minds of both potential voters and media professionals following the surprising news that Mayor Richard Daley will step down from his post after two decades in office.
With the candidate filing deadline now passed and Election Day just three months away, we have a firm idea about which local pols have the best shot to win a seat atop Chicago's city government. Below is our updated mayoral database, which includes background information on each candidate, his or her campaign website, and campaign finance data. Underneath the chart, we've also started tracking some of the candidate's key supporters from the world of government, labor, and business. Check it out:
Ald. Patrick O’Connor (40th Ward)
Ald. Patrick Levar (45th Ward)
Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th Ward)
Juan Rangel, CEO United Neighborhood Organization
United Association, a coalition of construction unions
Craig Donohue, CEO of CME Group Inc.
Glenn Tilton, Chairman of United Continental Holdings Inc.
John Canning, Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners LLC
Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments LLC
James McNerney Jr., CEO of Boeing Co.
Miles White, CEO of Abbot Laboratories
Frederick Waddell, CEO of Northern Trust Corp.
Greg Wasson, CEO of Walgreen Co.
Jeffrey Smisek, CEO of United Continental
James Farrell, Chairman of the Commercial Club of Chicago
Martin Koldyke, Chairman of Frontenac
David Vitale, Executive Chairman of ShoreBank Corp.
Dan Hynes, Illinois Comptroller
President Bill Clinton
Federico d’Escoto, president of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association
Arabel Alva Rosales, chairwoman of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Manny Sanchez, founding partner of the law firm Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
Jesse Ruiz, chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education
Alan Castro, board member for the East Village Youth Program
Ald. Joe Moreno (1st Ward)
Paul Vallas, former CPS CEO
Norman Bobbins, Chairman of LaSalle Bank Corp.
Robert Wislow, Chairman of U.S. Equities Realty LLC
Dan McCaffrey, President of McCaffrey Interests Inc.
Arthur Velasquez, Chairman of Azteca Foods Inc.
B. Herbert Martin, Pastor of the Progressive Community Church
Rick Garcia, Executive Director of Equality Illinois
Former Alderman Manny Flores
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-4)
Ald. Edward Burke (14th Ward)
Fraternal Order of Police
Miguel Del Valle
Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd Ward)
Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago)
Rep. Cynthia Soto (D-Chicago)
Dr. Quentin Young, former chairman of medicine, Cook County Hospital
Katy Hogan, co-founder, Heartland Café
Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization
Northside Democracy For America
Ald. Rey Colon (35th Ward)
Sen. William Delgado (D-Chicago)
Rep. Lisa Hernandez (D-Chicago)
Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Chicago)
Carol Moseley Braun
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1)
Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago)
Former Chicago Ald. Robert Shaw (9th Ward)
John Rogers Jr., CEO of Ariel Investments LLC
Elsie Higginbottom, East Lake Management
Rev. Dr. Leon Finney
Larry Huggins, Riteway Construction
Ald. Freddrenna Lyle (6th Ward)
Ald. Michelle Harris (8th Ward)
Rep. Marlow Colvin (D-Chicago)
Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago)
Rep. Esther Golar (D-Chicago)
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago)
Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago)
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-7)
NOW Equality PAC
We plan on updating the spreadsheet with any new information that becomes available, so if you see anything that looks out of date, feel free to drop us an e-mail at contact (at) progressillinois.com.
Research assistance provided by Michael Vanassche.