2015 Chicago mayoral election

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Chicago mayoral election, 2015

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  Chicago Mayor Emanuel (30500010931).jpg Chuy García by Rev Dills (1).jpg
Nominee Rahm Emanuel Jesús "Chuy" García
Popular vote 319,543 253,981
Percentage 55.7% 44.3%

Chicago mayoral election runoff, 2015.svg
Results by ward:

Emanuel:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

García:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Mayor before election

Rahm Emanuel

Elected Mayor

Rahm Emanuel

An election took place on February 24, 2015 to elect the mayor of Chicago. The election was non-partisan and no candidate received a majority. A runoff election was held between the top two finishers (both Democrats) on April 7, 2015, and resulted in the reelection of incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel.[1] The elections were concurrent with the 2015 Chicago aldermanic elections.

Emanuel ran for reelection, seeking a second term in office. In the first round, Emanuel received 46% of the vote and Democratic Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García received 34%. Because no candidate received a majority, a runoff was held. In the runoff, Emanuel received 55.7% of the vote, winning the election. Garcia received 44.3% of the vote.[2] 2015 was the first time the election advanced to a runoff since mayoral elections became non-partisan in 1999.

Candidates[edit]

Ran[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Removed[edit]

  • Fenton Patterson, perennial candidate[3][11]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Rahm Emanuel
Media
Jesús "Chuy" García
Individuals
Organizations

Chicago Teachers Union[25]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rahm
Emanuel
Robert
Fioretti
Jesús
García
William
Walls
Willie
Wilson
Other Undecided
Ogden & Fry February 22, 2015 737 ± 3.68% 48.3% 6.8% 26.5% 3.3% 15.2%
APC Research February ? 2015 709 ± 3.7% 45% 7% 20% 2% 7% 18%
Ogden & Fry February 14, 2015 736 ± 3.69% 49.2% 8.6% 23.0% 4.9% 14.4%
Ogden & Fry January 31, 2015 884 ± 3.36% 41.7% 6.7% 16.6% 1.7% 9.7% 23.5%
APC Research January 22–27, 2015 708 ± 3.7% 42% 10% 18% 2% 7% 20%
Ogden & Fry January 24, 2015 950 ± 3.24% 39.5% 7.5% 18% 1.8% 11.1% 22.2%
Lake Research Partners January 15–19, 2015 600 ± 4% 38% 8% 16% 1% 5% 30%
Ogden & Fry January 17, 2015 1,010 ± 3.15% 38% 6.7% 16.4% 1.5% 10.6% 26.7%
GQR* January 3–6, 2015 600 ± 4% 50% 10% 22% 2% 7% 9%
GQR* December 2014 600 ± 4% 48% 13% 21% 18%
David Binder Research November 23–25, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 44% 15% 16% 7% 18%
Lake Research Partners November 2014 621 ± 3.9% 33% 13% 18% 36%
  • * Internal poll for the Rahm Emanuel campaign

Results[edit]

Chicago mayoral election, 2015[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Rahm Emanuel (Incumbent) 218,217 45.63
Nonpartisan Jesús "Chuy" García 160,414 33.55
Nonpartisan Willie Wilson 50,960 10.66
Nonpartisan Robert Fioretti 35,363 7.39
Nonpartisan William "Dock" Walls III 13,250 2.77
Total votes 478,204 100

Runoff[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Rahm Emanuel
Individuals
Organizations
Media
Jesús "Chuy" García
Individuals
Organizations
Media
Declined to endorse
Individuals
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rahm
Emanuel
Jesús
García
Undecided
Ogden & Fry March 21, 2015 951 ± 3.24% 48.5% 32.1% 18.4%
We Ask America March 16, 2015 1,374 ± 3% 51% 36% 12%
Ogden & Fry March 15, 2015 920 ± 3.3% 55% 45% 0%
APC Research Inc. March 13, 2015 712 ± 3.7% 51% 37% 11%
Ogden & Fry March 7, 2015 1,020 ± 3.13% 43.5% 38% 18%
We Ask America February 28, 2015 1,138 ± 2.9% 49% 38% 14%
Ogden & Fry February 28, 2015 979 ± 3.2% 42.9% 38.5% 18.6%
Ogden & Fry February 25, 2015 1,058 ± 3.07% 42.7% 38.7% 18.6%
GSG February 25, 2015 2,659 ± 1.9% 50.4% 39.8% 9.8%
Ogden & Fry January 24, 2015 950 ± 3.24% 54.9% 45.1%
Lake Research Partners January 15–19, 2015 600 ± 4% 44% 28% 27%
David Binder Research November 23–25, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 49% 37% 14%
Lake Research Partners November 2014 621 ± 3.9% 36% 31% 23%
  • * Internal poll for the Rahm Emanuel campaign

Results[edit]

Chicago mayoral election, 2015[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Rahm Emanuel (Incumbent) 319,543 55.7
Nonpartisan Jesús "Chuy" García 253,981 44.3
Total votes 573,524 100

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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