Race for 4th Ward Alderman

Incumbent reelected

The 4th Ward stretches from Downtown to Hyde Park along the lakefront and includes parts of Kenwood, the South Loop and Bronzeville. The ward is also home to mayoral candidate, Cook County Board President and former Ald. Toni Preckwinkle’s powerful political base. Ald. Sophia King was first appointed to the seat in February 2016 after former alderman Will Burns left to take a job at AirBnB. She was then elected in a February 2017 special election to fill out the remainder of Burns’ term, avoiding a runoff race.

King faces off again against real estate attorney Ebony Lucas, who lost to King in the 2017 special election.


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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