Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas plans to run for Chicago mayor, sources say

Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas plans to run for Chicago mayor, sources say

CHICAGO (TOC) — Former Chicago Public Colleges CEO Paul Vallas plans to run for mayor of Chicago and is anticipated to make an official announcement on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ABC7 Monday afternoon.

Vallas ran the town’s colleges beneath former Mayor Richard M. Daley from 1995 to 2001. He beforehand ran an unsuccessful marketing campaign for mayor again in 2019.

Vallas additionally ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor in 2002. He has additionally held positions in class districts in New Orleans and Philadelphia.

State Rep. Kam Bucker and fifteenth Ward Ald. Ray Lopez have already introduced they’ll run in opposition to present Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Chicago businessman Willie Wilson has additionally introduced that he’ll run for a 3rd time, and there nonetheless are a lot of potential mayoral candidates nonetheless ready within the wings.

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