NEAR WEST SIDE — Despite facing a four-way race, Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) avoided a runoff election and was re-elected to a third term Tuesday.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ervin received 61.8 percent of the vote, according to the Chicago Board of Election results.
CPS teacher Jasmine Jackson captured 15.1 percent of the vote, UIC IT specialist Miguel Bautista received 13.8 percent and registered nurse and Army veteran Beverly Miles received 9.4 percent of the vote.
“I am so appreciative the voters of the 28th Ward have given me the chance to fight for them again,” Ervin said in a statement. “I look forward to building a stronger, safer community with them for the next four years.”
Meanwhile, the alderman’s wife, State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, is locked in a runoff with Ameya Pawar in the battle to become Chicago’s next city treasurer.
Early on, Jason Ervin faced a crowd of five challengers, but two other candidates — Justina Winfrey and Theresa Rayford — withdrew their names from the race after their petitions were challenged.
Ervin was appointed to former Ald. Ed Smith’s old seat in January 2011. A month later, Ervin was overwhelmingly elected to a full four-year term.
In 2015, he ran unopposed after knocking his seven challengers off the ballot through petition challenges.
The diverse 28th Ward includes all or parts of Austin, East Garfield Park, West Garfield Park, North Lawndale, Little Italy, Little Village, Pilsen, Tri-Taylor, University Village and the West Loop.
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