Aaron del Valle

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Aaron del Valle, a Chicago Police officer, was a member of the Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO), a political action committee (PAC), officially started in 1993, to aid political power for the Hispanic community in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

2007 election campaign[edit]

Aaron del Valle was a candidate for the office of 25th Ward Alderman of Chicago on February 27, 2007. He was one of five candidates vying to unseat the current Alderman Daniel Solis. During the campaign, Aaron del Valle did not make any public appearances regarding his candidacy. He did receive 329 votes placing him in 5th place with 4.8% of the total vote.[1]

25th Ward Alderman for the City of Chicago
Year Winner Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct Opponent Votes Pct
2007 Daniel Solis 3522 51.4% Cuahutemoc Morfin 1535 22.4% Juan M Soliz 627 9.2% Martha Padilla 550 8.0% Aaron del Valle 329 4.8% Joe D Acevedo 219 4.3% Ambrosio Medrano Disqualified Votes Not Counted

Controversies[edit]

In 2006, a Federal investigation was launched into hiring practices at Chicago City Hall. HDO and other political groups allegedly have had influence over the city's hiring system and political workers allegedly have been rewarded with city jobs and promotions.

Aaron del Valle is alleged to have assisted Al Sanchez, an HDO leader, in coordinating HDO activities and was charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the federal grand jury about his HDO activities.[2] Del Valle was considered Sanchez's lieutenant in the HDO organization.

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External links[edit]

  • [1] "Hot 25th Ward race features six challengers against incumbent" - Gazette Newspaper