We have a better look now at who's interested in being our next aldermen and members of the community who form three-member police councils at our local police districts.
Monday, November 28th, at 5pm, was the deadline for candidates for City of Chicago offices to file their nominating petitions with the Board of Elections to appear on the ballot in February's election.
This is who's filed in Uptown (in alphabetical order by ward/district):
- Angela Clay
- Joe Cortez (no campaign website found as of post time)
- Marianne Lalonde
- Patrick Nagle
- Kim Walz
- Roushaunda Williams
- Matt Martin (running unopposed)
- Joe Dunne
- Nassir Faulkner (no campaign website found as of post time)
- Brian J. Haag
- Isaac Freilich Jones
- Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth
- Andy Peters
- Andre Peloquin
- Larry Svabek
- Roxanne Volkmann
- Nick Ward
- Maurilio Garcia
- Julienn "Julie" Kaviar (no campaign website found as of post time)
- Demerike Palecek
- Dan Richman (no campaign website found as of post time)
- Jennifer A. Schaffer
- Samuel E. Schoenburg
- Darrell Dacres
- Joshua D'Antonio (no campaign website found as of post time)
- Patrick T. McNeil (no campaign website found as of post time)
- Dierdre O'Connor
- Anna Rubin
But wait, there's more! It ain't over until it's over.
Any citizen in a ward can challenge a candidate's petitions or eligibility. For example, a candidate can be challenged if s/he owes the City of Chicago any money (old parking tickets, etc.) Petitions can be challenged for having too few valid signatures (people who signed multiple petitions for the same office, for example).
The deadline for submitting challenges is December 5th, and then they are ruled upon by an independent arbiter.
It's always exciting to see what the final ballot looks like in comparison to who's filed petitions. Stay tuned!