City Treasurer Kurt Summers considering mayoral run

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09/10/2018, 01:12pm

City Treasurer Kurt Summers considering mayoral run

Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers has decided not to run for governor and will endorse J.B. Pritzker instead.

Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers has decided not to run for governor and will endorse J.B. Pritzker instead. | Andrea Salcedo/Sun-Times


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City Treasurer Kurt Summers has launched a website for would be voters to weigh in on his potential mayoral bid.

A spokesperson for Summers called the site “[Summers’] version of an exploratory committee.”

“He’s at a point right now where he’s listening to people so he can make an informed decision,” the spokesperson said. “He wants to hear from all people.”

Summers is a former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. He is also a former senior vice president at GCM Grosvenor, the financial firm run by Michael Sacks, a top donor to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Preckwinkle is eyeing her own bid for mayor among others.

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September 10, 2018 at 01:20PM

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