# Chicago mayor race
William B. Ogden: Chicago's first Mayor who served a one-year term in 1837
William B. Ogden was the first Mayor of the Windy City and a wealthy railroad executive. Lori Lightfoot might be the first Mayor of Chicago in 40 years to serve one term, but she isn't the only Mayor in the city's history to do so. In fact, the very first Mayor, William B. Ogden, only served a one-year term.
Lori Lightfoot speaks out after re-election defeat
The current Mayor of Chicago came in third, as Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson head to face off in April. Mayor Lightfoot lost her bid for re-election on February 28. She became the first Chicago Mayor to only serve one term in 40 years.
Who's running for Mayor of Chicago?
Here's a list of candidates who aim to take Lori Lightfoot's spot. The filing deadline to run for Mayor of Chicago is Nov. 28, and there's no telling how many more candidates will make their presence known. So far, 14 people are running against Mayor Lightfoot, including an activist, alderman, and retired Chicago police officer.