Incumbent Ald. Timmy Knudsen (left) is facing off against neighborhood group leader Brian Comer in the 43rd Ward runoff election. Credit: Left: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago. Right: Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

LINCOLN PARK — Several Lincoln Park neighborhood associations are hosting the 43rd Ward aldermanic runoff candidates Monday for a forum.

The forum is 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard, according to a flyer. Advance registration is not required, and a virtual option will be available on Zoom.

Incumbent Ald. Timmy Knudsen and challenger Brian Comer, three-term president of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association, will attend.

Knudsen and Comer emerged from a crowded field of candidates running to be the next elected alderperson after former Ald. Michele Smith retired in August. Knudsen, who was appointed by outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot to fill the vacancy, got 27 percent of the vote in Feb. 28’s election, while Comer got 24 percent.

Since no one candidate had more than 50 percent of the vote, the race is going to a runoff April 4.

The neighborhood groups collaborating for Monday’s forum are:

  • Sheffield Neighborhood Association
  • Mid-North Association
  • Gold Coast Neighbors
  • Wrightwood Neighbors Association
  • Park West Community Association
  • Lincoln Central Association
  • RANCH Triangle Association