As She Runs for Mayor, Preckwinkle Argues, “Experience Matters”

City Club of Chicago – With election day coming on April 2nd , Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle makes her case for being elected Chicago’s next mayor. First elected to to the Chicago Board of Alderman in 1991, Toni Preckwinkle shares her lessons learned along the path of her political career.

President Preckwinkle lays out the people she knows, the projects she’s accomplished, and her ability to complete a vision for Chicago – not just talk about one [ in reference to her opponent Lori Lightfoot, whose experience is outside elective office].

Prior to her election to office in 1991, Preckwinkle was teaching history for ten years. She shares a story of one of her students dying from gun violence, and how that painful experience helped to shape her view on guns and gun violence.