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Quigley decides not to run for Chicago mayor
2022-04-28

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Congressman Mike Quigley has ruled out a run for mayor of Chicago in 2023, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

In an April 28 press release, Representative Quigley cited his work as the co-chair on the House Ukrainian Caucus as a reason why he can't step away to run for mayor.

"On this most recent trip with my colleagues from the Intelligence Committee, it became clear our work will continue for months, if not years," he said, according to Politico. "After much consideration, I simply cannot walk away from my duty to safeguard democracy, fight for American values abroad, and stand up for the brave Ukrainian people in their time of maximum peril. Campaigning to serve as mayor of Chicago would not allow me to fulfill this critical obligation."

In recent weeks, Quigley has conducted polling for a possible run for mayor, and he's been outspoken about crime in the city, which is expected to be the top talking point in the 2023 campaign.

Quigley's announcement provides hope for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has not yet announced if she will run for re-election. Ald. Ray Lopez, media owner DJ Doran and businessman Willie Wilson declared their candidacies earlier this month; Lopez and Doran are both gay.


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