City Clerk Miguel del Valle is a candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Throughout his career, Miguel del Valle has built progressive coalitions to win real reform for working people across Chicago. He helped elect the city’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington, a moment which inspired him to seek and win a seat in the Illinois State Senate in 1986. He became the first Latino Senator in the General Assembly.
He became the City Clerk in 2006, and is the only candidate in the race who has been elected to citywide office in the past. Del Valle recently received the endorsement of the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised on Chicago’s Northwest Side, del Valle and his wife Lupe have been married for 39 years and have four children and three grandchildren.