Johnson spoke to members of the Austin African American Business Networking Association at their monthly meeting. The former teacher and union organizer defeated the incumbent, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, in the March 20 Democratic primary
With all but 13 precincts reporting votes, the Oak Park incumbent was losing to Johnson, a union organizer and first-time candidate. The winning Democrat is expected to win this fall’s general election, as no Republican sought that party’s nomination in the predominantly Democrat district.
Less than 100 residents of the 29th and 37th Wards have cast their ballots in the March 20 primary. Early voting can be done at a Downtown site through March 4, then at a few Austin locations starting March 5.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and challenger Brandon Johnson squared off at a raucous candidates forum Saturday. Both men appear on the Democrat primary ballot; early voting begins later this month for the March 20 election.
Voters will have a choice in the March 20 primary between first-term Commissioner Richard Boykin and CTU organizer Brandon Johnson. The two are expected to appear at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Chicago West Side NAACP’s candidates forum, to be held at Sankofa, 5828 W. Chicago. Ave.