2011 Chicago mayoral election

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Chicago mayoral election, 2011

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Turnout42.3%[1] Increase 9.3 pp
  Chicago Mayor Emanuel (30500010931).jpg Chico (5433855145).jpg MDV (5720370122 a).jpg
Candidate Rahm Emanuel Gery Chico Miguel del Valle
Popular vote 326,331 141,228 54,689
Percentage 55.19% 23.89% 9.25%

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Candidate Carol Moseley Braun
Popular vote 53,062
Percentage 8.97%

Mayor before election

Richard M. Daley

Elected Mayor

Rahm Emanuel

The city of Chicago, Illinois held a non-partisan mayoral election on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Mayor Richard M. Daley, a member of the Democratic Party who had been in office since 1989, did not seek a seventh term as mayor.[2]

Candidates needed to collect 12,500 petition signatures by November 22, 2010 to qualify for a place on the ballot.[3] April 5, 2011 was scheduled to be a runoff election date if no candidate received a majority.[4][5]

Rahm Emanuel won the race for mayor with more than 55% of the vote.[6] He was inaugurated on May 16, 2011.[7]

Six candidates appeared on the February 22 ballot:

References[change | change source]

  1. Denvir, Daniel (May 22, 2015). "Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way". City Lab (The Atlantic). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. Webber, Tammy (September 7, 2010). "Chicago Mayor Daley won't run for re-election". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Cillizza, Chris (November 15, 2010). "Jeb Bush rules out presidential run – for now". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  4. "Puerto Rican Vying to Be Chicago's First Hispanic Mayor". Latin American Herald Tribune. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  5. Reiss, Dawn (September 9, 2010). "Who Wants to Be Next Mayor of Chicago?". Time. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  6. Davey, Monica (February 22, 2011). "Rahm Emanuel Elected Mayor of Chicago". The New York Times.
  7. Mack, Kristen; Heinzmann, David (February 23, 2011). "Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayor race". Los Angeles Times.