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Carol Felsenthal
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Mayor Daley Won’t Seek Re-election; Jim Houlihan Wants the Job

Within minutes of Mayor Daley’s announcement that he will not seek re-election, Eric Herman, the communications director for Cook County Assessor James Houlihan, told me that the 67-year-old Democrat is “very interested in being mayor.” Houlihan told me in an interview in April that he was interested…

Jim Houlihan
James Houlihan
Within minutes of Mayor Daley’s announcement that he will not seek re-election, Eric Herman, the communications director for Cook County Assessor James Houlihan, told me that the 67-year-old Democrat is “very interested in being mayor.”

Houlihan told me in an interview in April that he was interested in the job—whether or not Daley ran.

Now the field is wide open—although Houlihan, who is leaving the post he has held since 1997, could find himself competing against his friend Rahm Emanuel, not to mention at least six aldermen who seem to want the job.

 

 

 

Photograph: CookCountyAssessor.com

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4 years ago
Posted by pfeiffette

I jumped for joy today when I heard that Jim Houlihan is interested in being the Mayor of our fair city. I am happy not because Mayor Daley is retiring but because I think that Mr. Houlihan would be an excellent mayor.

4 years ago
Posted by SKEPTICAL

i would certainly vote for Houlihan. He did a wonderful job as Assessor. God help us if one of those Aldermen is elected.

4 years ago
Posted by jerpaul

Up in the burbs I look at Daley as a almost god. He has made Chicago a beautiful world class city! People can talk about his parking meter deal or other unpopular things he as done. Yet I feel the good far out weighs the bad. Moving back to Chicago from the 60015 area was once unthinkable, now if I could sell my house>? Chicago is a very bright spot on the map thanks to Mayor Daley he get high marks in my book!
Jerry P.Becker

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