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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)
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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 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.

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 Chuy García received 34%. In the runoff, Emanuel received 55.7% of the vote, winning the election. Garcia received 44.3% of the vote.

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


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