Chicago is welcoming a new Democratic mayor, leftist Brandon Johnson, marking the beginning of a new administration that will contend with a city beset by crime.
Johnson, a former union organizer and teacher, was sworn in on Monday after running a successful campaign with a stated commitment to build a “stronger, safer and more equitable” Chicago.
Progressive Brandon Johnson (D) has been inaugurated as mayor of Chicago after his upset win against moderate Paul Vallas last month. pic.twitter.com/OdVeSE8ktk
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He defeated moderate rival and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas in April to succeed the incumbent Lori Lightfoot after she was beaten in the February primary election.
Johnson managed to overcome criticism for his past support of the “defund the police” movement while touting a
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