SOUTH SHORE — Ald. Greg Mitchell (7th) will serve a third term in City Council after running unopposed in Tuesday’s election.
Mitchell’s priorities as alderperson have been to ensure “safer streets, quality schools and responsible economic development,” according to his ward website.
“My staff and I have worked extremely hard to to provide the accessibility and services my constituents in the 7th ward need and deserve,” Mitchell said in a statement. “I’m humbled and grateful that they have entrusted me with another four years to continue this work and to do even more.”
Mitchell took office in 2015, defeating then-Ald. Natashia Holmes, and was reelected in 2019.
Last year, Mitchell voted for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposals to sue gang members for their assets and extend and expand a citywide curfew on youth, according to the Reader. He has called for more investment in South Shore’s blighted 75th Street and 79th Street corridors during his time in office.
Mitchell is a former financial analyst and information technology specialist. He’s a Kenwood Academy graduate and native of Jeffery Manor who lives in Calumet Heights.
The now-three-term incumbent faced a challenge to his residency within the ward from former challenger Jocilyn Floyd, but that was withdrawn Dec. 22.
Floyd, who was removed from the ballot after notifying election officials she intended to withdraw from the race, told Block Club her attorney withdrew her objection to Mitchell’s campaign without her knowledge.
Anthony “Tony” Blair also challenged Mitchell, but was knocked off the ballot alongside Floyd in January as election officials determined he did not gather enough valid signatures on his nominating petition.
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