In an election of change throughout the city, there was a strong movement in the 27th Ward. In the end, Alderman Burnett retained his position in the 27th Ward. However, with candidate Tom Courtney getting almost a quarter of the voters, there is a strong contingent of voters that are not satisfied with the work that Alderman Burnett is doing. If history is an indicator, this contingent only looks to be growing.
Courtney Pulls More Voters Than Previous Challengers
The last election that a challenger took on Alderman Burnett on the ballot was Earnest L. Thomas in 2003. That year the challenger garnered 12.37% of the vote. In 2007, all challengers were knocked off the ballot prior to the election. This year, Tom Courtney took nearly double the amount of Thomas in 2003. Combining the votes for all challenging candidates this year shows that nearly one-third of voters were unhappy with the job that Alderman Burnett is doing.
Courtney Is Considering Run In 2015
After the 27th Ward showed its desire for change, Tom Courtney said that he is considering a run for the position again in 2015. In the meantime, the Committee for Change will continue to promote positive change in the 27th Ward and the City of Chicago.
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