Brandon Johnson: His rise from union organizer to Chicago’s new progressive mayor, and the challenges he inherits

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2023
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Brandon Johnson will be sworn in as Chicago’s 57th mayor on Monday, kicking off a new era at City Hall that he promises will be the city’s most progressive and transformative administration yet. The mayor-elect, 47, will enter his inauguration ceremony on a mission to uplift the working class after campaigning on an anti-establishment platform that denounced what he called “the tale of two cities.” A former Cook County commissioner and teachers union organizer, Johnson will succeed Lori Lightfoot after her tumultuous term, which saw widespread discontent following the pandemic...

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