Ald. Danny Solis avoids runoff with Sigcho

Ald. Danny Solis

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ld. Danny Solis was able to hold onto his City Council seat on Tuesday.

“I’m thrilled the voters of the 25th Ward have given me their confidence for the next four years and I’ll work hard every day to serve them,” said Solis via email. With 100 percent of precincts reporting Solis was able to get the 51 percent he needed to avoid a runoff with challenger Byron Sigcho, who got 18 percent.

“This is a gentleman who spent half a million dollars on a campaign. Compared to us, our campaign was $25,000. Look at the difference in resources and the difference in principles,” said Sigcho at his campaign headquarters. “We are grassroots, all volunteers, not one single person gets paid and what you see is a room that is full with optimism, even though we are second.”

At Solis’ election night event at Lalo’s in University Village the alderman said he plans to support Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his runoff election with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. However while the polls were open on Tuesday Aldertrack reported Solis’ campaign had left Emanuel off the palm cards it hands voters on their way to polling places.

The 25th Ward includes parts of the Pilsen, Chinatown, the West Loop, Little Italy and Heart of Chicago neighborhoods.

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