Reichel, Bocanegra Fall in Chicago Primaries
February 24, 2011 in Local Elections
Municipal Elections were held in Chicago Tuesday, in a low turnout primary election where if no candidate gets 50% of the vote there is a run off election. Two Greens were on the ballot, both losing in the primary.
In the 12th Ward, Alberto Bocanegra, Jr. came in 4th of 5 candidates, finishing with 321 votes (6.63%).
In the 47th Ward, Matt Reichel finished 3rd of 4 candidates with 605 votes (3.21%).
In a statement on Facebook, Bocanegra said: “Unfortunately we didn’t get the outcome we expected. People are so disgusted with politicians that they refused to come out and vote.”