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List of Endorsements in the Race for Chicago Mayor



    List of Endorsements in the Race for Chicago Mayor

    Still not sure who to vote for in the race for Chicago mayor? With 14 candidates, it can be tough to make up your mind.

    It might help to know the politicians and organizations that are backing each candidate. Here's a look at the endorsements each mayoral hopeful, in order of their appearance on the ballot, has earned throughout the race:

    Jerry Joyce

    • Rasheda & Jamillah Ali, daughters of Muhammad Ali

    • Ald. Matt O'Shea

    • Former Cook County Sheriff Mike Sheahan

    Paul Vallas

    • Chicago Republican Party

    • Deborah Lynch, former president of the Chicago Teachers Union

    Willie Wilson

    • U.S. Rep. Danny Davis

    • Chicago Young Republicans

    • Northwest Side GOP Club

    • The Spanish Coalition

    • Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison

    • The Coalition of Ministers for Change  Here's Who's Running for Mayor of ChicagoHere's Who's Running for Mayor of Chicago

    Toni Preckwinkle

    • Chicago Teachers Union

    • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1

    • SEIU Local 73

    • SEIU Healthcare Illinois

    • Ron Powell, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881

    • National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter

    • Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards

    • U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

    • Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson

    • Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore

    • State Rep. Lamont Robinson

    • State Rep. Will Guzzardi 

    • State Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

    • State Rep. Delia Ramirez

    • State Sen. Robert Peters

    • State Sen. Ram Villivalam

    • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

    • Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer

    • Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to Michelle Obama and Time's Up movement leader

    • Valerie Jarrett, White House senior advisor to former President Barack Obama

    Bill Daley

    • Chicago Tribune

    • Crain’s Chicago Business

    • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

    • Former State Senate President Emil Jones

    • Plumbers and Technical Engineers Local 130

    • Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean

    • Former Vice President Al Gore

    • Former White Sox shortstop and manager Ozzie Guillen

    Garry McCarthy

    • Andrew Holmes, activist

    • Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City and personal lawyer to President Donald Trump

    Gery Chico

    • Ald. Ed Burke (Chico’s campaign renounced the endorsement)

    Susana Mendoza

    • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546

    • Dolores Huerta, cofounder of the National Farm Workers Association

    • Illinois Nurses Association

    • Latino Victory Fund

    • Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts

    • Laborers’ International Union of North America - Chicago 12 Races to Watch in Chicago's Municipal Elections12 Races to Watch in Chicago's Municipal Elections

    Amara Enyia

    • Chance the Rapper

    • Kanye West

    • Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown

    La Shawn Ford

    • N/A

    Neal Sales-Griffin

    • N/A

    Lori Lightfoot

    • Chicago Sun-Times

    • Former Ald. Dick Simpson

    • Illinois Education Association Region 67

    • Equality Illinois PAC

    • Indivisible Illinois 9th District Andersonville-Edgewater

    • Democracy for America

    • LPAC

    • Victory Fund

    • Rep. Robin Kelly

    • Ald. Scott Waguespack

    Bob Fioretti

    • N/A

    John Kozlar

    • N/A

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