US Representative Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia To Challenge Embattled Lightfoot

By P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times

November 10, 2022

CHICAGO – US Representative Jesus Garcia announced his campaign Thursday to challenge Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Garcia, 66, joins eleven other candidates looking to defeat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is seeking a second term.  Garcia ran against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

“People are still living paycheck to paycheck. Many live in fear of losing their homes of losing their livelihood, of losing their loved ones. We need and deserve a safer, kinder and more prosperous Chicago for all.” Garcia said in a statement.

Garcia represents the 4th district of Illinois at the federal level.

Lightfoot will face the following candidates: State Rep. Kam Buckner, CPD veteran Frederick Collins, community activist Ja’Mal Green, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, Ald. Sophia King, Ald. Raymond Lopez, Ald. Roderick Sawyer, former CPS CEO Paul Vallas and businessman Willie Wilson.