So far the 2015 city elections have attracted two black candidates to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Former South Side alderman Robert Shaw announced his candidacy March 3 and previously business owner Amara Enyia announced her candidacy.
But regardless who wins next year both candidates said as long as Emanuel is not re-elected Chicago voters will come out winners.
“Census data shows that we lost almost a quarter million Chicago residents,” said Eynia. “And as long as we ignore neighborhoods we will continue to lose residents.”
The Near West Side resident added that, “Chicago needs new leadership.”
As the founder and CEO of ACE Municipal Partners LLC, a Chicago-based consulting firm, Enyia said she knows the inner workings of government especially City Hall where she worked as a fellow from 2009 to 2011 under Mayor Richard M. Daley.