Community activist Ja’Mal Green gets the top spot on the ballot for Chicago’s mayoral election

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A placement lottery was held Tuesday morning for the top spot on the ballot in the Chicago mayoral election.

Community activist and entrepreneur Ja’Mal Green will be the first name listed, followed by 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King, Illinois State Representative Kam Buckner (26th), businessman Willie Wilson, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson and and former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas.

Six candidates who filed on the first filing day were included in the lottery and five other candidates’ names are placed on the ballot in the order they are filed.

There is still some unfinished business in the preparations for the mayoral race. At least five candidates are at risk of getting booted off the ballot. Election judges will determine whether their signatures pass legal muster. The hearings will start next week.

Candidates must have at least 12,500 valid signatures to make the ballot. As it stands now, 11 candidates are in the race, including incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The election is on February 28th.

News,Region: Chicago,City: Chicago

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December 6, 2022 at 11:49AM

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