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Maurita E. Gavin ran for Alderman of Chicago's 41st Ward in 2011. The Alderman of each ward is an elected official who represents their constituents on the Chicago City Council. Gavin lost the election for Alderman to Mary O'Connor by 2% of the votes. O'Connor would become the first female Alderman elected to the 41st Ward.
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