City Treasurer Kurt Summers won’t seek re-election or run for mayor

Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers won’t run for re-election or get into the crowded field to succeed Rahm Emanuel as mayor, he said Monday.

Summers will step down when his term ends in May. The timing of his announcement leaves people who want to run to succeed him little more than a month to collect the 12,500 signatures needed to get on the February ballot.

He also ended his flirtation with a mayoral campaign, while not ruling out an eventual run for elected office in the future. He did not say what he will do next, though he said he wants to stay involved in the kind of neighborhood investment work he has pushed as treasurer.

“I don’t know exactly what’s next, but for the next seven months I’m in this office, it will be about seeing what we can accomplish without any constraints,” Summers said.

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October 16, 2018 at 06:33AM

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