Tag Archives: alderman

LeAlan Jones, 2010 Ill. Green US Senate candidate, plans to run for state house

In 2010, LeAlan Jones ran a notable US Senate campaign for Barack Obama’s former seat.  He started his radio journalism career at age 13 with his piece “Ghetto Life 101,” so he already had considerable name recognition going into it.  At one point he polled 14 percent overall and well over 20 percent among his fellow African Americans. … Read more ...

18 year old representing Green Party in Chicago primary tomorrow

From WBEZ Chicag (you can listen to or read the story here):

Politicians around the city are making their final push for votes in Chicago’s mayoral and aldermanic races. The 26th ward on the city’s west side is home to something of a David and Goliath story with an 18-year-old going up against an experienced politician.

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Matt Reichel, Green Chicago Aldermanic candidate, claims to ‘expose opponents’ lack of fiscal policy’

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by the Reichel campaign:

In a statement released Saturday by 47th ward aldermanic candidate Matt Reichel,
Reichel takes aim at all three of his opponents for their lack of a sound fiscal

Reichel said:

“In an election for municipal office at a time that the city has developed an
over $600 million deficit, one would assume that any realistic candidate for
alderman would address the need to create new revenue streams.… Read more ...

Green Matt Reichel Calls for Progressive Unity; Tom O’Donnell Dodges Debate

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com and posted at On The Wilder Side:

Matt Reichel

Matt Reichel

The Center Square Journal is reporting that 47th ward aldermanic candidate, Tom O’Donnell, has elected not to attend next Tuesday’s debate at the Dank Haus in Lincoln Square.

As to why O’Donnell may have decided to not come, fellow candidate Matt Reichel responded:

Ask Carol Moseley Braun.

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Alberto Bocanegra, Jr., Green for Chicago’s 12th Ward alderman, has apparently raised over $50,000 in his campaign

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Alberto Bocanegra, Jr., Chair of the Cook County Greens, has apparently raised over $50,000 in his campaign for the 12th Ward Alderman in Chicago against incumbent George Cardenas and 3 other challengers. Cardenas has raised over $135,000 according to the Chicago Sun-Times.… Read more ...

Matt Reichel Claims Victory in Chicago’s 47th Ward Forum

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com and posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Reichel claims debate victory; Admonishes Mainstream Press for Failing the Public

This Wednesday, the four contenders for the now-vacant 47th ward aldermanic seat met in a packed gymnasium at Coonley Elementary School, and discussed a number of issues ranging from TIF’s to environmental policy.… Read more ...

Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has pronounced himself the favorite for Chicago Ward 47 alderman

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

After the announcement of incumbent alderman Gene Schulter’s departure from the 47th ward aldermanic election, Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has pronounced himself the favorite:

“I am the only remaining candidate who has been actively campaigning and organizing in this ward for nearly two years, as part of my congressional campaign.… Read more ...

Press release: Green-endorsed candidate for Chicago alderman finds opponent using city resources for campaign

Although a non-partisan race, the Green Party has endorsed Alberto Bocanegra for aldmerman in Chicago’s 12th ward.  His campaign sent the following press release to contact.ipr@gmail.com:


Alberto Bocanegra, candidate for Alderman in the 12th Ward, has exposed a glaring ethics violation by his opponent, incumbent George Cardenas.… Read more ...

Chicago Green Matt Reichel Announces Bid for Alderman

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com and posted at TPID:

Matt Reichel, two-time Green Party nominee for Congress in Illinois’s 5th District, has announced to supporters that he will try to unseat 9-term alderman Gene Schulter in the upcoming municipal elections.

Reichel won about 1,000 votes in the 47th ward part of the 5th district in last week’s election, and believes he can make up the difference needed to beat Schulter.… Read more ...