Lori Lightfoot

Mayor of Chicago

Lori was the first Black out LGBTQ+ woman to be elected in any major US City!


In 2019, Mayor Lightfoot was elected with 73.7% of the overall vote and became the first LGBTQ+, Black woman to be elected mayor of any major city in the United States. Mayor Lightfoot has undertaken an ambitious agenda of expanding opportunity and inclusive economic growth across Chicago. She led the city through the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic with tough, fair leadership — all while keeping or overdelivering on campaign promises.

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