Newly elected FOP Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham (on left) was sworn in shortly after the runoff election results were announced on Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017. (Credit: Mike Fourcher)

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police changed their top leadership Wednesday after members elected 19th District patrolman Kevin Graham from the Blue Voice slate as the union’s president for a three-year term. Graham, in a runoff election, defeated incumbent Dean Angelo 56.21% to 43.79%. This is the second time in a row the FOP elected their president in a close election. Angelo defeated his predecessor, Mike Shields, in a 2014 runoff election.

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