Coalition of Black Community Organizations (CBCO)

 

Results of the CBCO Municipal Candidates Questionnaire

We Are Stronger

THE PROCESS:

Below are responses to the CBCO Municipal Candidates Questionnaire conducted by the Coalition of Chicago Black Organizations. The CBCO asked candidates for the February 24 Municipal Election to tell us why they were running for office or for re-election, what their vision was for the office, their qualifications for office and to respond to policy and position questions based on a Black Agenda. Their answers are in their own words. This is the beginning of establishing the foundation for holding our elected officials (and ourselves) accountable for representing the interests of our diverse community.

SCORING METHODOLOGY:

Incumbents – had 59 questions   for a possible 118  / Non Incumbents had 58 for a possible 116

Each question had the potential of getting 2 points. Candidates received 1 point for a YES answer, except with Question 9 where 1 point was given for a NO answer.   No answers received a  0.  If the candidate gave a rationale for a YES or NO answer they received 1 point.

In general, the higher the overall score, the closer the Candidate is aligned with all aspects of the Black Agenda.

Key Finding:  A given Candidate’s overall score may be lower because they did not include a rationale for the positions they were taking (which provided additional points);  BUT could still be supportive of  the Black Agenda as evidenced by a high percentage of ‘Yes’ responses to questions. We encourage you to view the responses of candidates you are considering voting for.  

RESULTS: 

The results include all 50 aldermanic wards as well as the race for mayor. If a candidate responded to the CBCO request to complete the questionnaire we provide a) the candidate’s overall score, b) their reasons for running and their vision for the Office, c) whether or not the candidate supports a black agenda (per the above criteria), d) a link to their overall score by ‘issue area’, and e) a link to their completed questionnaire. If a candidate did not respond to our request, we indicate this with a (no response) beside their name – we ask that you make your own conclusions from a no response. Note: An ‘*’ identifies an incumbent.

We hope you find value in this effort, but please keep in mind, this is just the beginning of an ongoing process to ensure that we have a government for, of, and by the people.

BLANK QUESTIONNAIRE

Mayor

  • Rahm Emanuel* (No Response)
  • Willie Wilson (No Response)
  • Bob Fioretti  Score: 7.8   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Jesus “Chuy” Garcia  Score: 6.8   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail  Completed Questionnaire
  • William “Dock” Walls  Score: 5.9   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire

Treasurer

  • Kurt A. Summers* (No Response) 

Alderman, 1st, 2nd Wards – no candidates responded

Alderman, 3rd Ward

  • Pat Dowel* Score: 5.7   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
     
  • Patricia Horton Score: 7.2   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 

Alderman, 4th Ward

  • Tracey Y Bey (No Response) 
  • William D. Burns* (No Response) 
  • Norman H. Bolden (No Response) 

Alderman, 5th Ward

  • Leslie Hairston* Score: 6.0   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Tiffany Brooks (No Response)
  • Jocelyn Hare (No Response)
  • Robin Boyd-Clark Score: 6.7   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Jedidiah Brown Score: 2.8   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Anne Marie Miles (No Response)

Alderman, 6th Ward

  • Roderick T. Sawyer* (No Response)
  • Richard A. Wooten Score: 9.6   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Brian T. Garner (No Response) 

Alderman, 7th Ward

  • Joseph J Moseley II (No Response)
  • Greg Mitchell (No Response)
  • LaShonda “Shonnie” Curry Score: 5.2   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Keiana Barrett Score: 8.1   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Flora “Flo” Digby (No Response)
  • Natashia Holmes* Score: 3.4   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Bernie Riley (No Response)
  • Margie Reid (No Response) 

Alderman, 8th Ward

  • Michelle A. Harris* (No Response)
  • Faheem Shabazz (No Response)
  • Tara Baldridge Score: 7.4   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire  Questionnaire Part 2

Alderman, 9th Ward

  • Anthony Beale* Score: 6.0   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Michael LaFargue (No Response)
  • Harold “Noonie” Ward (No Response)
  • Theodore “Ted” Williams Score: 5.2   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 

Alderman, 10th Ward

  • Olga Bautista Score: 7.4   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Samantha M. Webb (No Response)
  • John A. Pope* (No Response)
  • Frank J. Corona (No Response)
  • Juan B. Huizar (No Response)
  • Richard L. Martinez, Jr. Score: 4.5   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Susan Sadlowski Garza Score: 6.7   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire

Alderman, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th Wards – no candidates responded 

Alderman, 15th Ward

  • Adolfo Mondragon (No Response)
  • Raymond A. Lopez (No Response)
  • Rafael Yañez (No Response)
  • Eddie L. Daniels (No Response)
  • Otis Davis, Jr. Score: 6.9   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Raul O. Reyes (No Response)

Alderman, 16th Ward

  • Cynthia Lomax Score: 5.3   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Toni L. Foulkes (No Response)
  • Jose A. Garcia (No Response)
  • Stephanie Coleman (No Response)

Alderman, 17th Ward

  • Glenda Franklin (No Response)
  • David Moore Score: 5.7   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • James E. Dukes  Score: 5.3   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 

Alderman, 18th Ward

  • Lona Lane* (No Response)
  • Derrick G. Curtis (Incomplete Response)
  • Michael A. Davis (No Response)
  • Chuks Onyezia (No Response)
  • Consandra Harris (No Response)
  • Brandon Loggins (No Response)

Alderman, 19th Ward – no candidates responded

Alderman, 20th Ward

  • Willie Ray, Jr. (No Response)
  • Andre Smith (No Response)
  • Willie B. Cochran* (No Response)
  • Kevin Bailey Score: 5.3   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Ernest Radcliffe, Jr. (No Response) 

Alderman, 21st Ward

  • Marvin McNeil (No Response) 
  • Jeffrey Baker Score: 6.0   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Howard Brookins Jr.* (No Response) 
  • Joseph C. Ziegler (No Response) 
  • Doris Lewis Brooks (No Response) 
  • Patricia A. Foster (No Response) 
  • Ken Lewis (No Response)  

Alderman, 22nd, 23rd Wards – no candidates responded

Alderman, 24th Ward

  • Frank M. Bass Score: 5.5   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Regina D. Lewis (No Response) 
  • Wallace E. “Mickey” Johnson (No Response) 
  • Sherita Ann Harris (No Response) 
  • Roger L. Washington (No Response) 
  • Vetress Boyce (No Response) 
  • LaDarius Curtis (No Response) 
  • Darren Tillis (No Response) 
  • Larry G. Nelson (No Response) 
  • Michael Scott, Jr. (No Response) 

Alderman, 25th, 26th Wards – no candidates responded

Alderman, 27th Ward

  • Gabe Beukinga (No Response) 
  • Walter Burnett, Jr.* (No Response) 

Alderman, 28th Ward

  • Jason C. Ervin* (Uncontested) (No Response) 

Alderman, 29th Ward

  • Deborah Graham* (No Response) 
  • Lawrence Andolino (No Response) 
  • Bob Galhotra (No Response) 
  • Chris Taliaferro (No Response) 
  • La Coulton J. Walls (No Response) 
  • Zerlina Smith (No Response) 
  • Oddis “O.J.” Johnson (No Response) 
  • Stephen Robinson (No Response) 

Alderman, 30th, 31st Wards – no candidates responded

Alderman, 32nd Ward

  • Scott Waguespack Score: 4.6   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Elise Doody-Jones (No Response)

Alderman, 33rd Ward – no candidates responded

Alderman, 34th Ward

  • Carrie Austin* (No Response) 
  • Henry Moses (No Response) 
  • Shirley J. Whte (No Response) 
  • Charles R. Thomas Sr. (No Response) 

Alderman, 35th Ward – no candidates responded

Alderman, 36th Ward

  • Omar Aquino (No Response) 
  • Gilbert Villegas Score: 9.3   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire
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  • Christopher M. Vittorio (No Response) 
  • Alonso Zaragoza (No Response) 

Alderman, 37th Ward

  • Leroy Duncan (No Response) 
  • Emma Mitts* (No Response) 
  • Maretta Brown-Miller (No Response) 
  • Tara Stamps Score: 5.0   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 

Alderman, 38th Ward – no candidates responded

Alderman, 39th Ward

  • Joseph Laiacona Score: 5.8   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • Margaret Laurino Cappleman (No Response)
  • Robert Murphy Crawford (No Response) 

Alderman, 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 45th Wards –  no candidates responded

Alderman, 46th Ward 

  • Denice L. Davis Score: 5.1   Why I Am Running / Vision     Scoring Detail   Completed Questionnaire 
  • James Cappleman (No Response)
  • Amy Crawford (No Response)

Alderman, 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th Wards – no candidates responded

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