Lori Lightfoot made history on April 2 as Chicago’s first black female and openly gay individual to be the city’s mayor.
A former prosecutor, Lightfoot who ran against Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle, won all 50 wards according to the Chicago Tribune. As reported by USA Today, Lightfoot had 73.7% of the vote while Preckwinkle received 26.3% of the vote.
The mayor elect ran on a platform for police reform, citing experience as the chair of the Police Accountability Task Force, a group that was formed by current mayor Rahm Emanuel in the wake of the 2014 Laquan McDonald shooting.
In her victory speech Tuesday night, Lightfoot who will take her oath of office in May, spoke about her plans for the city.
“We can and we will break this city’s endless corruption,” she said. “And never, ever again will we allow politicians to profit from elected positions.”