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Mayoral Runoff Election 2023


Disability Candidate and Voter Information

The results of the February 28 elections in the City of Chicago are in! Winners have been announced for many of the races, but others, such as the mayoral election, will be determined by a runoff vote on April 4, 2023.

Approximately 10% of Chicagoans identify as a person with a disability, and the Mayor’s Office plays an important role in the policies that impact us most and our ability to live independently in our communities.

About the Candidates

Brandon Johnson – Cook County Commissioner, 1st District

Disability Questionnaire Responses:

Brandon Johnson campaign website

head shot of Brandon Johnson

Head shot of Paul Vallas

Paul Vallas – Education and Public Finance Expert

Disability Questionnaire Responses:

Paul Vallas campaign website

Recap: Johnson and Vallas at the Disability Candidates’ Forum

Impact of the Mayor’s Office on People with Disabilities

The Mayor’s Office has a direct impact on disability-related services in Chicago, such as oversight of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and makes essential decisions regarding transportation, social support programs, economic initiatives, policing, immigration policy, housing, and more.