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Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has pronounced himself the favorite for Chicago Ward 47 alderman

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After the announcement of incumbent alderman Gene Schulter’s departure from the 47th ward aldermanic election, Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has pronounced himself the favorite:

“I am the only remaining candidate who has been actively campaigning and organizing in this ward for nearly two years, as part of my congressional campaign. “

(Reichel was previously the Green party candidate for Congress in the 5th District.)

Reichel, who will now occupy the top ballot spot, continued: “Thirty- Six years ago, this ward elected its first Democrat in the form of a young 20-something with a German last name. This year, we are going to elect Chicago’s first Green alderman in the form of a German descendant with top ballot position.”

The Reichel campaign recently survived a 6-week long legal battle to maintain its ballot spot, due to a relentless challenge by Schulter’s ward organization.

Reichel said: “Schulter’s intent was to get his chosen successor on the ballot, Tom O’Donnell, and then to eliminate any meaningful opposition. Fortunately, their legal challenge to my candidacy was purely a wild goose chase. I am proud to announce that the people of the 47th won in the courts, and on February 22nd, I am confident that we will win this race for the working people of the ward.”

Reichel’s website has more information about his stance on the issues: www.mattreichel.com

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Reichel for the 47th

4543 N. Hamilton

Chicago, IL 60625

www.mattreichel.com

matt@mattreichel.com

(773) 803-1185

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One Comment

  1. I am assuming that the Cook County Dems will shift there support behind Tom O’Donnell? While I am guessing that this will certainly increase the chances of Matt Riechel, I suspect that it is premature to consider him to be the favorite.

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