14th Ward - 2023 Aldermanic Race
Raul Reyes has been a “one-time … political operative” for outgoing Ald. Ed Burke (14), . After more than 50 years on the City Council, Burke is not running for reelection. Burke was indicted in 2019 on 14 counts including bribery, attempted extortion and racketeering. Reyes ran for City Council in 2015 in the 15th Ward and placed fourth out of six candidates, garnering 7.1 percent of the vote. Reyes currently works as a staff assistant in the Chicago City Clerk’s Office
Jeylu Gutierrez is a Mexican immigrant who resides in Brighton Park and works as the district director for Cook County Comm. Alma Anaya (D-7), who has also endorsed her run for 14th Ward alderman. Gutierrez is one of two candidates running in the 14th Ward race to replace Ald. Ed Burke (14) who will not run for reelection after more than 50 years on the City Council. Gutierrez, who also serves on St. Bruno Catholic School’s school board, has secured the endorsements of mayoral candidate U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois) and state Rep. Aaron Ortiz (D-Chicago). Gutierrez previously worked as a community liaison, student advocate and assistant counselor for Chicago Public Schools, according to her website.