Lori has made the April 2nd runoff election.
Thank you for your support, Chicago!
Let’s keep this momentum going and #BringInTheLight for a new day in our city.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly • Former County Clerk David Orr • Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) •
Former IL Representative Litesa Wallace • Former Alderman Dick Simpson • Former Alderman Marty Oberman
Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Former County Clerk David Orr
Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward)
Former IL Representative Litesa Wallace
Former Alderman Dick Simpson
Former Alderman Marty Oberman
My name is Lori Lightfoot and I’m running for mayor of Chicago.
In order for Chicago to remain a world-class city, we need to create a new path. A path in which fairness and inclusion are our guiding principles. As our mayor, I will respect the experiences of all Chicagoans and ensure our city government works to uplift the quality of life for everyone.
We can, and we must, do better. We must do better to address the taxes and fees that burden middle- and low-income families. We must do better to halt the declining conditions of our neighborhood schools. We must do better to change an education policy that does not view parents, teachers, principals, staff or other stakeholders as valued partners. We must do better by insisting on a comprehensive plan to invest in families and neighborhoods, and to end the violence that plagues too many communities. We can do this, together. This is my commitment and my promise to you. Please join me.
For the City We Want
Lori’s vision for Chicago
Forge New Priorities
The cornerstone of our education policy must be to improve the quality of our neighborhood schools. These schools are not just places to learn, they are valuable resources and places that should be a source of pride.
A Comprehensive Plan
Too many children wake up every day, and go to bed every night, blanketed by a fear of violence. That fear has become the most significant factor in their young lives. We can, and we must, fix this.
Invest in Communities
All over Chicago, people feel the effects of an “us versus them” style of governance. Investing here, and not there; providing advantages to some, but not others; listening to a few, but ignoring far too many.
For years, we have been presented with a false choice: invest in our downtown business district or in our neighborhoods. And we have seen the results of this false choice. As the downtown, north and near west sides thrived, neighborhoods on the west and south sides suffered. People there left the city, schools and businesses closed, and crime skyrocketed. The economic impact has and continues to be devastating.
Chicago cannot become a truly global city if we continue to invest in some areas of the city while ignoring others. Instead, we must invest in all of Chicago, and that is what I will do.
Working together to achieve a stronger and fairer Chicago economy, my administration will:
- Make Chicago friendly to small businesses and startups
- Increase access to capital for local businesses and startups
- Decentralize city operations by relocating city agencies to our neighborhoods
- Localize supply chains through community partnerships
- Expand opportunities for minority, disabled and women-owned businesses, small businesses andreturning citizens
- Use federal Opportunity Zones to drive development in distressed communities
- Offer small businesses planning advice and technical support
- Grow professional apprenticeship programs
- Support the integration of the regional economy
- Eliminate tax benefits that incentivize vacant storefronts
Chicago mayoral candidate and former Police Board president Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling regarding Jason Van Dyke. “Today’s ruling is the latest disappointment in the Jason Van Dyke sentencing, and a sad...read more
Today, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released a new TV ad, "Focus.” In the ad, Lightfoot highlights her plans to bring true change to Chicago and end the city’s broken political machine while Lightfoot’s daughter attempts to distract in the background. The...read more
Today, Congressman Mike Quigley endorsed Lori Lightfoot for mayor. Congressman Quigley join Congressman Garcia, Our Revolution Chicago, LiUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council, Plumbers Local 130, and State Representative Kelly Cassidy, among others, in endorsing...read more
This is what momentum looks like, Chicago! With two weeks to go until April 2nd, we can't stop now. Will you join #TeamLightfoot next and sign up to volunteer, so we can bring historic change to Chicago? Join our grassroots team today ➡️ https://t.co/ftBoIwrvjF
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