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Beale retains 9th Ward alderman seat


By LGIS News Service | Feb 27, 2019

Incumbent Anthony A. Beale won the 9th Ward alderman race Tuesday night, bringing in 6,253 votes to second-place challenger Cleopatra Watson's 2,719 with 48 of 51 precincts reporting.

Beale received 59.1 percent of the overall votes while Watson earned 25.7 percent, according to the Chicago Board of Elections. There were a total of 10,584 votes cast in the Ward 9 alderman race. 

Under Chicago election laws, a run-off election is required if no candidate garners at least 50 percent of the votes.

Chicago has 1,581,755 registered voters, but overall only 530,797 (33.56 percent) cast ballots on Tuesday, which was a near record low turnout. 

All results from Tuesday’s vote are unofficial until certified by the election board on March 13.


Ward 9 Alderman Race Results

CandidateNumber of Votes% of Votes
Anthony A. Beale*6,25359.10%
Cleopatra Watson2,71925.70%
Paul Collins8898.40%
Essie Hall7236.80%
Source: Chicago Board of Elections *Denotes incumbents

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