# Chicago runoff
Race Playing an Increasingly Crucial Role in the Chicago Mayoral Election Between Johnson and Vallas
With just days to go before the final vote for Chicago mayor, Vallas's support comes largely from white ethnic areas and residents on the northwest side, while momentum in the Chicago's black community is building momentum behind Johnson.
In the Chicago Mayoral Runoff Where Vallas and Johnson Stand on Education
Chicago voters will return to the voting booths on April 4 to decide between two candidates with vastly different views on public education. In the 2023 Chicago mayoral runoff election, Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas have expressed quite different views on the city's public education system. Both candidates have discussed Chicago's public schools in terms of enrollment decline, learning loss, social emotional gaps, school board representation, teacher strikes, accountability policies, student-based budgeting, tax-credit scholarship programs, special education, and vocational education.