Paul Vallas

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Paul Vallas
Paul Vallas Chicago Pride Parade 2018 (cropped).jpg
1st C.E.O. of the Chicago Public Schools
In office
Appointed byRichard Daley
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byArne Duncan
Personal details
Paul Gust Vallas

(1953-06-10) June 10, 1953 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWestern Illinois University

Paul Gust Vallas (born June 10, 1953) is an American civil servant and politician. He is a Democrat.

He was the superintendent of many schools across the United States. Some of those schools were located in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Bridgeport, and Cook County.[1]

In 2010, Vallas ran for Governor, but lost the primary.[2][3] Vallas ran for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 2014 with incumbent Governor Pat Quinn, but lost the election to Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti.[4]

Vallas was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Western Illinois University.

In March 2018, Vallas formerly filed to become a candidate in the 2019 Chicago mayoral election against Rahm Emanuel.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Marin, Carol (2009-02-04). "Vallas targets County Board run". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  2. Vallas interested in running for Illinois guv, Greg Hinz, Crain's Chicago Business', April 28, 2008
  3. Vallas "open" to run for governor in 2010, David Mendell, Chicago Tribune, April 28, 2008
  4. Moser, Whet (8 November 2013). "Paul Vallas Is With Quinn. But Why Do We Even Have a Lieutenant Governor?". Chicago magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  5. Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas Officially Files to Run for Mayor