Chicago mayor candidates raise more than $20 million in a year
Between Jan 1, 2018 and Jan. 31 2019, the 14 candidates for Chicago mayor reported receiving a total of $20,615,097 in campaign funds, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Democrat Bill Daley has raised the most in that time period, bringing in $5,608,014. Of that, none of the money came from loans. John Kozlar, a South Side lawyer, raised the least amount, reporting no contributions.
Willie Wilson and Jerry Joyce, both Democrats, each reported more than $1 million in campaign receipts, but the majority of the money came from loans. Wilson reported $1,302,581 in funds received with 94 percent of that amount coming from loans. Joyce claimed $1,516,210 with 86 percent borrowed.
Total Fundraising by Candidate Jan. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019
|Rank||Candidate||Total Raised||% Loans|
|13||La Shawn Ford||$67,593||0%|