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

02/22/2011 10:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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, because of their clout and connections, cannot raise these issues. They certainly cannot solve them.

We as a city haven't had any opportunities in recent history to elect a mayor on the basis of principle and vision. We are accustomed to letting our city government make the choice for us.

You, the people of Chicago, can do something about that.

When I make it to the runoff, we will keep talking about high parking rates and costly corruption.

When I make it to the runoff, we will keep talking about the oppressive climate for small business owners.

When I make it to the runoff, we will keep talking about why all our neighborhood schools deserve to be the best in the city.

When I make it to the runoff, we will move one step closer to electing the first reform government since Harold Washington.

Not if, Chicago -- when. Vote for me, Miguel del Valle, on this historic Election Day.

For more information on Miguel del Valle's campaign for mayor, please visit www.delvalleformayor.com