Gery Chico

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Gery Chico
Gery Chico at DuSable debate.jpg
Chico at a mayoral debate held in the DuSable Museum of African American History
Born (1956-08-24) August 24, 1956 (age 62)
EducationBA, University of Illinois at Chicago (1978)
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1985)
OccupationChairman of the Illinois State Board of Education
Political partyDemocratic

Gery J. Chico (/ˈɡɛri ˈk/ GERR-ee CHEE-koh; born August 24, 1956) is an American lawyer and politician.

Chico is a former Democratic primary candidate for United States Senate and former candidate for Mayor of Chicago.

Chico was the Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley from 1992 to 1995, and board president of the Chicago Public Schools from 1995 to 2001. From 2007 to 2010, he was board president of the Chicago Park District, and in 2010 he was board president of the City Colleges of Chicago.[1][2]

On June 7, 2011, Chico was named Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

In September 2018, Chico announced his candidacy for mayor again for the 2019 election. He lost in the first round of the election in February 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. Guzzardi, Will (2011-02-17). "Gery Chico Save A Life Foundation Connection: What Was His Role At Troubled Charity?". The Huffington Post.
  2. Guzzardi, Will (2011-06-23). "Gery Chico Save A Life Foundation Connection Delays His Appointment To State Board Of Ed". The Huffington Post.

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