|Text on Button||Chuy Garcia for Mayor Vote April 7 ChicagoForChuy.com|
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In 2015, Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia ran for the mayoralty of Chicago. In 1992 Garcia had been elected to the Illinois State Senate, being the first Mexican-American to do so, and in 2010 was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners. In the 2015 campaign for the mayoralty, Garcia stepped in for progressive Karen Lewis who had to end her campaign due to illness, and ran against Rahm Emanuel. His platform opposed the Belmont flyover and cameras recording red lights, and supported the expansion of rights for the LGBT community. Garcia lost to Emanuel in the election, and has since returned to Chicago politics.
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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesús_"Chuy"_García.
Spielman, Fran. (2015, Dec 2). Garcia Releases LGBTQ Agenda – To Delight of Activists Disenchanted with Emanuel. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved from: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/364629/garcia-releases-lgbtq-agenda-delight-activists-disenchanted-emanuel.