If you haven’t voted in the Chicago mayoral election yet, it’s not too late. Polls are open until 7:00 pm — we are currently walking out the door. Not sure where to vote? Check here for your polling location. Not having much choice, we always drag the girls along when we vote, and tonight is no different. Fellow voters really appreciate having preschool twins running around as they try to concentrate on important decisions like electing government officials. Okay, maybe they don’t… But I think it’s a nice tradition we’ll continue as they get older so our daughters understand the importance of participating in the process.
Rahm Emanuel will get my vote, for reasons best described in the endorsements of Emanuel in the Chicago Tribune. Gary Chico would be my second choice. I couldn’t get behind Carol Moseley Braun or Miguel del Valle for reasons I mentioned here. So who gets your vote?
By the way, were you inundated with phone calls the last few weeks from pollsters and supporters on behalf of candidates? I’m glad it’s almost over!
UPDATE: Chicago Election Results: Rahm Emanuel wins! He’ll take office in May.