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union bug Pd. FOR BY JANE BYRNE FOR MAYOR COMM.
Jane Byrne ran for mayor of Chicago, Illinois in 1979. She won the election with 82% of the votes, becoming the first female mayor of Chicago and also creating the largest margin of victory for a mayoral race. She took office from April 1979 to April 1983, and made strides towards equality by recognizing the gay community, hiring the first African American woman for school superintendent.