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Miguel del Valle
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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.

Blog Entries by Miguel del Valle

Not If, Chicago -- When. I Belong in the Runoff.

Posted February 22, 2011 | 10:39:38 (EST)

During this campaign, I have brought up the issues most important to the people of Chicago.

The costly parking meter contract. Excessive use of red light cameras. An oppressive property tax system for small business owners. Pay-to-influence like we have never seen it before.

My opponents,...

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It's Time for Reform in Chicago

Posted February 15, 2011 | 18:10:11 (EST)

On February 15, I released a new TV advertisement. The ad is on Chicago's major TV stations during their 10:00 news broadcasts.

The ad draws on this campaign's major themes: that the City of Chicago has fostered an oppressive climate for residents in the neighborhoods, and that we...

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As Mayor, I'll Make Sure We Re-Enroll Kids Who Have Dropped Out

Posted February 9, 2011 | 14:04:08 (EST)

When it comes to increasing state funding for Chicago Public Schools, I propose a clear solution:

Get more kids back into classrooms and on the road to graduation.

During the 2009-10 school year, 6,310 high school students in Chicago dropped out of school. Dropped out, in our system, often means...

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Southwest Side Coal Plants: Clean Them Up or Shut Them Down

Posted January 10, 2011 | 19:15:08 (EST)

Chicago is ripe for a citywide clean power agenda. I, as mayor, pledge to make it happen.

In my last post, I discussed Chicago's parking meter contract and how I will work towards renegotiating it. Along with our city's parking and politics, I will lead efforts to clean up the...

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As Mayor of Chicago, I Will Take Back Our Streets

Posted January 3, 2011 | 16:08:15 (EST)

Along with blustery winters and corrupt politics, the City of Chicago can now add to its reputation the highest parking rates in the country. As mayor, I may not be able to raise the temperature, but I will certainly raise our faith in elected officials. I will change both the...

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