Category: Politics

Boykin Concedes To Johnson In 1st District Race

Monday, March 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2:40 p.m.

Featured image: Brandon Johnson, who defeated Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin in the March 20 Democratic Primary election. | File 

First District Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has conceded to Brandon Johnson, a former Chicago teacher and union organizer.

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How Proviso Township Voted In The March 20 Primary Elections

Sunday, March 25, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The Cook County Clerk’s office recently released precinct-level results for the March 20 Primary election. Voter turnout in suburban Cook County was 29 percent.

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‘This Race Is Not Over,’ Says Boykin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson and Commissioner Richard Boykin. | File 

Two days after the polls closed on the March 20 Primary Election, the race for the 1st District seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners is still undecided. 

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Brandon Johnson Claims Victory In 1st District Race

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson addresses supporters at his election night headquarters in Chicago. | UWF Illinois/Twitter 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and his challenger, Brandon Johnson, were in a virtual dead heat, according to suburban and city election data that was available online — but in a 12:00 a.m. phone interview, Johnson said that his campaign’s tracking of the ballots have him up enough votes to win. 

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Davis Glides To Primary Victory In 7th District

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) easily prevailed over challenger Anthony Clark in the March 20 Democratic primary election. With roughly 90 percent of precincts reporting as of 10:20 p.m., Davis was up on Clark by a 74 percent to 26 percent margin.

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First District Commissioner Race Still Too Close To Call, But Boykin Hopeful

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Brandon Johnson and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin. 

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) and his challenger, Brandon Johnson, are in a virtual dead heat, according to suburban and city election data that’s available online.

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Maywood Mayor to Commissioner: ‘I’m Staying Out Of This Race’

Friday, March 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins during an event in 2014. | File 

The mayor of Maywood recently took issue with the inclusion of her name on a piece of campaign material produced by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st)

Mayor Edwenna Perkins was featured on a list of elected officials who are endorsing the commissioner for reelection. Boykin is running for his second term against Brandon Johnson, a Chicago Public Schools teacher and union organizer.

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