Candidates Running to Replace Rahm

A crowded field of candidates is vying for the chance to replace former Democratic Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who resigned his seat to be President Barack Obama's chief of staff. A March 3 special primary election will winnow the field for the April 7 special general election. Below are all the active candidates, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections:


  • State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Chicago
  • State Rep. John Fritchey, Chicago
  • Charles Wheelan, Chicago
  • Dr. Victor A. Forys, Park Ridge
  • Jan H. Donatelli, Chicago
  • Frank Annunzio, Chicago
  • Carlos A. Monteagudo, Chicago
  • Paul J. Bryar, Chicago
  • Tom Geoghegan, Chicago
  • Cary Capparelli, Chicago
  • Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, Chicago
  • Chicago Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor, Chicago


  • Tom Hanson, Chicago
  • Jon Stewart, Deerfield
  • Gregory A. Bedell, Chicago
  • Roasnna Pulido, Chicago
  • Daniel S. Kay (Karkusiewicz), Northlake
  • David J. Anderson, Chicago


  • Deb Leticia Gordils, Chicago
  • Mark Arnold Fredrickson, Chicago
  • Alan Augustson, Chicago
  • Mathew Reichel, Chicago
  • Simon Ribeiro, Evanston
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