Chicago businessman Willie Wilson announces he’s running for mayor

Chicago businessman Willie Wilson announces he’s running for mayor

CHICAGO (TOC) — Businessman Willie Wilson introduced Monday he’ll run once more for mayor of Chicago.

It’s Wilson’s third try on the mayor’s workplace. He beforehand ran in 2015 and 2019, garnering round 10% of the vote in 2019.

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Over the previous few weeks, Wilson held gasoline giveaways to assist commuters. At his most up-to-date occasion he talked about how Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to supply pay as you go gasoline playing cards to residents will do little to assist most individuals struggling to fill their tanks.

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Wilson stated he’s pumping $5 million of his personal cash into his marketing campaign to get it began. He gathered with clergy and different supporters in his excessive rise rental alongside the Chicago River to kick off the marketing campaign.

“You recognize, the media, you all can be right here if I wasn’t a menace. We’re gonna win it this time,” he stated.

Whereas Wilson endorsed Lightfoot when she ran for mayor, he rapidly expressed his disappointment and criticized her efforts at decreasing crime throughout the town.

“I made a mistake, I made a hell of a mistake, and I’ve to say that as a result of I have been very disenchanted,” he stated of the mayor Monday.Alderman Ray Lopez pronounces 2023 Chicago mayoral run

When requested why he thinks he can win this time, Wilson stated, “I need not run for mayor to get a paycheck. My wanting to do that is to serve the neighborhood. We need to convey all race, creed and colour collectively.”

Wilson has additionally run a failed race for president and most lately for Senate towards Dick Durbin in 2020.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot nonetheless has not formally introduced that she is operating for reelection, however is anticipated to someday quickly.

Monday morning in a marketing campaign e-mail she introduced some new hires for her political group…. A spokeswoman saying”… as we gear up forward of a reelection announcement.”

She took a swipe at Wilson for his excessive profile charity work at a Monday afternoon occasion.

“You choose folks by what they do when folks aren’t trying, not what they do after they see the highlight on them,” she stated.

Wilson’s candidacy announcement comes after Alderman Ray Lopez jumped within the race final week. Chicago police officer Frederick Collins was the primary to announce he was operating in February.

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