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In 1987 Donald Haider was chosen by Chicago's Republican Party to be their candidate in the mayoral election. Haider, a former city budget director, was at the time a professor of public management at Northwestern University. Running against him were incumbent Mayor Harold Washington, the city’s first African-American mayor, and Jane Byrne, the city’s first female mayor. Harold Washington won the election with 55% of the votes and stayed on for a second term as mayor, while Haider won only 3.5% of the votes, returning to Northwestern University after the election.
Chicago Mayoral Eleection, 1987. (n.d.). Retrieved November 6, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_mayoral_election,_1987.
Kass, John. (1986, Dec 3). GOP Committeemen Endorse Haider Over Epton for Mayor. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-12-03/news/8603310514_1_bernard-epton-gop-candidate-donald-haider.