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Anthony Beale
Chicago City Council, Ward 9
In office
Term ends
Years in position 16
Elections and appointments
Last election2011
First electedApril 13, 1999
Next generalFebruary 24, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Anthony Beale is a member of the Chicago, Illinois City Council, representing Ward 9. He was elected to the council on April 13, 1999.[1]

In 2013, Beale was a Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the special election for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois.[2][3]


Campaign themes


Beale's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Economic Development/Jobs
Excerpt: "Fast track construction of the South Suburban Airport, which will create tens of thousands of immediate and future local jobs, re-establish Illinois’ preeminence as a transportation hub and address a nationally needed expansion of airspace capacity."
  • Education/Preparing for Opportunity
Excerpt: "Find funds to seed 2nd CD institutions of higher learning “think tanks” and business incubators to stimulate new ideas, produce professionals with a stake in local growth, and help match educational priorities with community needs."
  • Public Safety/Quality of Life
Excerpt: "As a sponsor of Chicago’s gun ordinance, continue advocating for commonsense legislation, including a ban on assault weapons."

He also included a plan for economic development in the 2nd Congressional District here.



See also: Chicago, Illinois municipal elections, 2015

The city of Chicago, Illinois will hold elections for city council on February 24, 2015. A runoff, if necessary, will take place on April 7, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 24, 2014.[5] In the general election for Ward 9, incumbent Anthony Beale will face Michael E. Lafargue, Harold "Noonie" Ward and Theodore "Ted" Williams. Curtiss Llong Bey, Marcia Brown and Agin Muhammad II were removed from the ballot in December 2014.[6]


See also: Illinois' 2nd Congressional District special election, 2013

Beale ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. The election was held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr.. Beale lost in the Democratic primary to Robin Kelly.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Kelly 53.3% 31,079
Debbie Halvorson 25.1% 14,650
Anthony Beale 11.1% 6,457
Joyce Washington 4.4% 2,563
Ernest Fenton 2.6% 1,545
Anthony Williams 1.1% 641
Mel Reynolds 0.8% 459
Clifford Eagleton 0.4% 207
Fatimah Muhammad 0.3% 194
Gregory Haynes 0.2% 144
Larry Pickens 0.2% 127
John Blyth 0.2% 104
Victor Jonathan 0.2% 91
Charles Rayburn 0.1% 74
Denise Anita Hill 0% 4
Total Votes 58,339
Source: Results via Illinois State Board of Elections



Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Democratic primary
Poll Debbie Halvorson Toi HutchinsonRobin KellyNapoleon HarrisMel ReynoldsAnthony BealeOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Normington-Petts (January 8-10)
GBA Strategies (January 3-7)
AVERAGES 20.5% 14% 11.5% 8% 7.5% 7.5% 3.5% 27.5% +/-4.65 450
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