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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Thompson retains 11th Ward alderman seat

Politics

By LGIS News Service | Feb 27, 2019

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Incumbent Patrick Daley Thompson won the 11th Ward alderman race Tuesday night, bringing in 7,366 votes to challenger David Mihalyfy's 2,611 with all 38 precincts reporting.

Thompson received 73.8 percent of the overall votes while Mihalyfy earned 26.2 percent, according to the Chicago Board of Elections. There were a total of 9,977 votes cast in the Ward 11 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.

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Ward 11 Alderman Race Results

CandidateNumber of Votes% of Votes
Patrick Daley Thompson*7,36673.80%
David Mihalyfy

2,61126.20%
Source: Chicago Board of Elections *Denotes incumbents

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