Chicago voters overwhelmingly elected Lori Lightfoot mayor Tuesday after a roller coaster campaign in which the former attorney and federal prosecutor vowed to dismantle the Chicago Machine and “reinvent” the city.
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot claimed a “mandate for change,” while celebrating with supporters in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton in downtown Chicago. [Don Vincent/The Daily Line]
With Lightfoot’s victory, Chicago became the biggest U.S. city to elect a black woman to the top job. Lightfoot will also become Chicago’s first gay mayor, and Chicago will become the largest American city with a LGBTQ+ mayor.
Lightfoot won approximately 74 percent of the vote — and all 50 wards — against Toni Preckwinkle, according to early returns Tuesday night.
Precinct level results, via the Chicago Board of Elections
Board of Elections results