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Jesus “Chuy” Garcia unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Chicago in 2015. Since 2012 Garcia has been a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. He was born in Durango, Mexico and immigrated in 1965. Garcia has held positions on the Chicago City Council (1986-1993) and the Illinois State Senate (1993-1999). His election to the state senate marked the first time a Mexican-American was a member of that institution. The mayoral election pitted Garcia against incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Garcia won 34% of the votes and forced a runoff election that he then lost.