Which candidates for mayor face objections?

December 1, 2010

Updated at 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2010

More than half of the twenty candidates for Chicago mayor now face objections to their nominating papers. They will need to survive the challenges in order to stay on the ballot.

We first posted this chart last week, and have updated it to include the objections.

CandidateTitleNeighborhoodBallot statusStatement of Economic Interest
Carol Moseley BraunFormer U.S. senator and ambassadorHyde ParkOne objectionFiled with county clerk
Roland BurrisOutgoing U.S. senatorChathamOne objectionFiled with county clerk
Tyrone CarterMusic producer, authorAustinTwo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Gery ChicoLawyer, former Daley administration appointeeLoopNo objectionsFiled and amended with county clerk
Danny K. DavisCongressmanAustinNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Wilfredo de JesusMinisterLogan SquareOne objectionFiled with county clerk
Miguel del ValleCity ClerkBelmont CraginNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Rahm EmanuelFormer White House chief of staff and congressmanWest TownMore than 30 objectionsFiled with county clerk
Ryan GravesCity employeeMount GreenwoodNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Rob HalpinOwner of Burnham PartnersLakeviewOne objectionFiled with county clerk
Tommy Hanson River NorthNo objectionsFiled with county clerk (after the deadline)
John HuReal estate brokerRush & DivisionOne objectionFiled with county clerk
M. Tricia LeeChildren's book author, business consultantArcher HeightsNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
James MeeksState senator and ministerWest PullmanOne objectionFiled with county clerk
Fenton C. Patterson EnglewoodOne objectionFiled with county clerk
Howard Ray Humboldt ParkTwo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Jay StoneHypnotherapistWest RidgeNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
William "Dock" WallsCommunity activistGalewoodNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Patricia Van Pelt WatkinsCommunity organizerEast Garfield ParkNo objectionsFiled with county clerk
Frederick WhiteCity employeeLogan SquareTwo objectionsFiled with county clerk

Note that three candidates who appeared to be easy targets to get booted from the ballot - Jay Stone, M. Tricia Lee and Tommy Hanson - all avoided any objections. Stone turned in only a couple hundred petition signatures (12,500 were required), Lee acknowledged to us that she only took up residence in Chicago a few months ago (in conflict with the residency requirement) and Hanson failed to file a statement of economic interest with the Cook County Clerk (a receipt of which must be filed with the city) by the November 22nd deadline. UPDATE: According to the clerk's office, Hanson filed a statement of economic interest on December 1st. That's nine days late.

Even though no objections were filed against their papers, Hanson, Lee and Stone are not necessarily free and clear. According to Jim Allen with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, the board on Monday will consider the "apparent conformity" (a phrase found in the Election Code itself) of nominating papers. Allen said that means the commissioners could boot someome from the ballot if, for example, the candidate failed to file required paperwork or if the number of petition signatures "appear[s] to be" lower than the legal requirement.