Now this is #BlackGirlMagic…
Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago Mayor
History has been made in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot, an openly gay black woman, has become the city’s new mayor. Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle, another black woman, in a runoff.
NBC News reports that with over 91 percent of precincts in, Lightfoot led Preckwinkle 73.7 percent to 26.3 percent.
“In this election Toni and I were competitors, but our differences are nothing compared to what we can achieve together,” Lightfoot said during a speech following her win. “Now that it’s over, I know we will work together for the city that we both love.”
“Today, you did more than make history,” Lightfoot said. “You created a movement for change.”
Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, has not held office but promises to work hard for the people of Chicago.