Race for 2nd Ward Alderman

Incumbent reelected

Some say it looks like a horseshoe, some say it looks like a lobster: The very gerrymandered 2nd Ward includes all or parts of Lincoln Park, Old Town, Wicker Park, Streeterville, Bucktown, Gold Coast and the Ukrainian Village. Ald. Brian Hopkins was first elected 2nd Ward alderman (to Bob Fioretti’s old seat) in 2015.

Hopkins is running unopposed this time, and the controversial proposed Lincoln Yards development — a development he’s signed off on — continues to be the ward’s hottest issue.


To win, candidates must receive more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the top two candidates will advance to a run off on April 2.

Percentages are based on the available ballots tallied by the Chicago Board of Elections. Percentages listed do not indicate a winner until all ballots are counted.

Source: Chicago Board of Elections. Results are unofficial until certified on March 13.

Last updated: Mar 15, 2019 12:50 PM

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