The LGBT members of the Chicago City Council who were in the April 2 runoffs were involved in some very tight races, as opposed to Lori Lightfoot's historic win. ( Lightfoot actually carried every ward in the city in defeating Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. )
15th Ward: Ald. Raymond Lopez retained his seat, having secured 59.5 percent of the votes, as opposed to challenger Rafael Yanez's 40.5 percent.
33rd Ward: Lesbian incumbent Deb Mell was locked in a very tight battle with Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez. With all 28 precincts reporting, Rodriguez Sanchez held a razor-thin lead ( 50.1 percent versus Mell's 49.9 percent ). However, the final result still has not been determined, as absentee ballots are also being counted.
46th Ward: Gay incumbent James Cappleman is also in a tight race of his own, with Marianne Lalonde. The result of his race is not known as of the press deadline, either.
Windy City Times will update the Mell and Cappleman race when the final results are known.