One would think nobody wanted to have to deal with the issues the city has?
“I bring distinguishable experiences running very important parts of this city, I’ve done the work and I’m ready to do it,” Chico said. “I’m prepared to run the city of Chicago, and that’s what we’re talking about here.”
He pointed to his experience as Mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff, president of the Chicago Board of Education and head of the Chicago Park District and City Colleges, as well as his fundraising prowess.
Chico, who came in second to Emanuel in the 2011 mayoral race, will announce his candidacy Thursday, he said.
He has publicly mulled running since just hours after Emanuel announced Sept. 4 that he would not seek a third term. Chico has petitions circulating in Chicago neighborhoods to try to get the signatures required to get on the ballot.
Chico would be the most widely known Hispanic candidate to officially announce his candidacy, though Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and state Comptroller Susana Mendoza both also are thinking about it, along with a few Latino aldermen….