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Chicago mayoral election, 2015

← 2011 February 24 and April 7, 2015 2019 →
Turnout 34.03% Decrease 8.27 pp (first round)
41.10% Increase 7.07 pp (second round)
  Chicago Mayor Emanuel (30500010931).jpg Chuy García by Rev Dills (1).jpg Willie Wilson at the Scott County Democratic Party Dinner (3) (cropped).jpg
Nominee Rahm Emanuel Jesús "Chuy" García Willie Wilson
First round vote 218,217 160,414 50,960
First round percentage 45.63% 33.55% 10.66%
Runoff vote 319,543 253,981
Runoff percentage 55.7% 44.3%

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Nominee Robert Fioretti
First round vote 35,363
First round percentage 7.39%

Chicago mayoral election runoff, 2015.svg
Second round 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 happened on February 24, 2015 to elect the Mayor of Chicago. The election was non-partisan and no candidate got a majority.

A runoff election happened between the top two finishers (both Democrats) on April 7, 2015, and Rahm Emanuel won the election and stayed as mayor.

Emanuel was in the election, wanting to win a second term. In the first round, Emanuel got 46% of the vote and Democratic Cook County Commissioner Chuy García received 34%. In the runoff, Emanuel got 55.7% of the vote, winning the election. Garcia got 44.3% of the vote.

The runoff was very rare in the history of Chicago's mayoral races.


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