Daniel Biss to become Evanston’s next mayor

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Evanston’s mayoral candidates, Sebastian Nalls, Lori Keenan and Daniel Biss, from left to right. On Tuesday night, Daniel Biss became Evanston’s next mayor.

Jacob Fulton, Design Editor
February 23, 2021

After months on the virtual campaign trail, unofficial results show former state Sen. Daniel Biss will be Evanston’s next mayor as of Tuesday night, when he won over 73 percent of votes with 47 of 50 precincts reporting. 

Biss, an Evanston resident of over a decade, faced off in the city’s mayoral primary against local activist Lori Keenan and 2018 Evanston Township High School graduate Sebastian Nalls, who received over 17 percent and over 9 percent of the vote, respectively. Biss first announced his campaign in September. 

Because Biss received over 50 percent of votes cast in Tuesday’s primary, he surpassed the threshold required to automatically win the mayoral election, instead of moving to a general election on April 6. 

Prior to his mayoral candidacy, Biss served in the Illinois state House for two years, and was elected in 2012 to represent the state’s 9th district, including Evanston, in the Illinois state Senate. He also mounted a Democratic gubernatorial campaign in 2018, but eventually fell short, coming in second in the party’s primary to current Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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February 23, 2021 at 09:14PM

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