OLD TOWN — Ald. Timmy Knudsen and Brian Comer will go head to head in a 43rd Ward debate Thursday in Old Town.
The aldermanic debate begins 7 p.m. at the Old Town Triangle Association headquarters, 1763 N. North Park Ave. A virtual option via Zoom is also available.
John Fritchey, a former state representative and current Cook County commissioner, will moderate the debate, according to the Old Town Triangle Association.
“John worked with our previous aldermen and has an extensive knowledge of both the Lincoln Park neighborhood and local government,” according to the Old Town Triangle Association.
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. Comer, president of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association, got 24 percent.
Since no one candidate had more than 50 percent of the vote, the race is going to a runoff April 4.
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