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||Out gay alderman announces bid for Chicago mayor
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Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez, D-15th Ward, has announced his bid to be mayor, according to POLITICO.
The Southwest Side alderman is one of the first candidates to get indoing so even before Lightfoot has announced her own plans either way. (However, media owner DJ Doran has announced his own bidbecoming the second gay individual to do so.)
Lopez says criminals have become emboldened since the Chicago Police Department enacted a policy that pulls back on foot pursuits. It was a move enacted after police officers shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez last year.
He is the first openly gay Mexican American to be elected to the City Council. Should Mayor Lori Lightfoot run for re-election, that would make three LGBTQ+ individuals in the race (so far).
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