NBC Chicago and Ward Room bring you profiles on the 18 wards heading into a runoff election April 7. In this profile, learn all about the 2nd Ward.
Education: Governor’s State University (graduate work), University of Illinois at Springfield (B.S., Political Science), Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago Christian School, Carl Sandburg High School
Occupation: Chief of Staff, Cook County Commissioner John Daley
Endorsements: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle; Sheriff Tom Dart, Treasurer Maria Pappas; Commissioners John P. Daley and Jeff Tobolski; U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley; State Senators Kwame Raoul and Antonio Munoz; Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza; 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly; Laborer’s District Council of Chicago; Chicago Latino PAC; Gun Violence Prevention PAC Illinois; Illinois Restaurant Association; Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association
Key Issues: Community involvement and development, crime, North Lake Shore Drive corridor
Alyx S. Pattison (campaign website)
Education: University of Utah (B.A., political science and communications), Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)
Endorsements: Chicago Tribune; Chicago Sun-Times; Senator Dick Durbin; Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky and Cheri Bustos; State Senators Heather Steans and Daniel Biss; Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Curri; State Representatives Elaine Neikritz and Mike Zalewski; 48th Ward Committeeman Carol Ronen; Planned Parenthood Illinois; Gun Violence Prevention PAC; SEIU Local 1; Citizen Action Illinois; National Association of Women Business Owners; International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150; American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31
Key Issues: Crime and safety, education, plan for reform, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) investments, fiscal responsibility, jobs and the economy, tourism, strengthening small businesses.
- Rahm Emanuel: 64 percent
- Jesus “Chuy” Garcia: 23 percent
- Total Population: 55,805
- White: 76.51 percent
- Black: 6 percent
- Hispanic: 9.36 percent
- Asian: 7.33 percent (Source: WBEZ)