Which candidates for mayor face objections?

Which candidates for mayor face objections?
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis will be listed first on the ballot for mayor, after winning a lottery for the coveted spot. WBEZ/Sam Hudzik
Which candidates for mayor face objections?
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis will be listed first on the ballot for mayor, after winning a lottery for the coveted spot. WBEZ/Sam Hudzik

Which candidates for mayor face objections?

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.

Candidate Title Neighborhood Ballot status Statement of Economic Interest
Carol Moseley Braun Former U.S. senator and ambassador Hyde Park One objection Filed with county clerk
Roland Burris Outgoing U.S. senator Chatham One objection Filed with county clerk
Tyrone Carter Music producer, author Austin Two objections Filed with county clerk
Gery Chico Lawyer, former Daley administration appointee Loop No objections Filed and amended with county clerk
Danny K. Davis Congressman Austin No objections Filed with county clerk
Wilfredo de Jesus Minister Logan Square One objection Filed with county clerk
Miguel del Valle City Clerk Belmont Cragin No objections Filed with county clerk
Rahm Emanuel Former White House chief of staff and congressman West Town More than 30 objections Filed with county clerk
Ryan Graves City employee Mount Greenwood No objections Filed with county clerk
Rob Halpin Owner of Burnham Partners Lakeview One objection Filed with county clerk
Tommy Hanson River North No objections Filed with county clerk (after the deadline)
John Hu Real estate broker Rush & Division One objection Filed with county clerk
M. Tricia Lee Children’s book author, business consultant Archer Heights No objections Filed with county clerk
James Meeks State senator and minister West Pullman One objection Filed with county clerk
Fenton C. Patterson Englewood One objection Filed with county clerk
Howard Ray Humboldt Park Two objections Filed with county clerk
Jay Stone Hypnotherapist West Ridge No objections Filed with county clerk
William “Dock” Walls Community activist Galewood No objections Filed with county clerk
Patricia Van Pelt Watkins Community organizer East Garfield Park No objections Filed with county clerk
Frederick White City employee Logan Square Two objections Filed 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.