Voters in the 7th congressional District have just a few more days to decide among four Democratic primary: Incumbent Danny K. Davis, and challengers Anthony Clark, Kina Collins and Kristine Schanbacher. Early voting continues Sunday and Monday before the March 17 election.
Hear likely for the last time from the candidates running for the seat that represents Austin in the U.S. House of Representatives. All four candidates – Congressman Danny Davis, and challengers Anthony Clark, Kina Collins and Kristine Schanbacher – have been invited to the March 12 forum, which will be held at 7 p.m. at 4540 W. Washington Blvd. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg opened a field office in Austin at 5607 W. Division St. earlier this week. He’s one of eight Democrats seeking that party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the fall general election.
Three Democrats and one Independent are challenging 12-term congressman Danny K. Davis for his seat in the U.S. House. All but one candidate filed third-quarter campaign finance reports last week documenting how much they have raised and how much campaign cash they have on hand for the March 17th primary.
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.
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.
Austin resident Brandon Johnson filed his nomination petition Monday to run against first-term Cook County Commissioner Richard Bokyin for the 1st District seat. Boykin also filed his petition on the first day candidates for the March 20 primary were able to do so.
Check with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to see if you’re already registered; voters will be picking their political party’s nominees for president, Congress, the Illinois Legislature and other offices.