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Deborah L. Graham

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Deborah Graham
Chicago City Council, Ward 29
In office
March 15, 2010-Present
Term ends
Years in position 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 7, 2015
First elected2011
AppointedMarch 15, 2010
Appointed byRichard Daley
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives, District 78
Bachelor'sRobert Morris College
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Deborah Graham is a member of the Chicago, Illinois City Council, representing Ward 29. She was appointed to serve a partial term on the council on March 15, 2010, by former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, following the resignation of Issac Carother. She won election to a full term in 2011.

Before becoming a member of city council, Graham was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2002-2010, representing District 78.[1]



See also: Chicago, Illinois municipal elections, 2015
The city of Chicago, Illinois held elections for city council on February 24, 2015. A runoff took place on April 7, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 24, 2014.[2] In the general election for Ward 29, incumbent Deborah L. Graham and challenger Chris Taliaferro defeated Bob Galhotra, Lawrence Andolino, Zerlina A. Smith, Oddis "O.J" Johnson and Stephen Robinson.[3] Graham and Taliaferro faced each other in a runoff election on April 7, 2015. Deborah D. Williams, Brenda Smith and Maurice J. Robinson withdrew from the race in December 2014. Lisa Jackson was removed from the ballot in January 2015.[4]
Chicago City Council, Ward 29, 2015
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah L. Graham 40.6% 4,395
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Taliaferro 22.5% 2,435
Lawrence Andolino 14.3% 1,549
Bob Galhotra 6.7% 722
Zerlina A. Smith 4.7% 505
LaCoulton J. Walls 4.5% 486
Oddis "O.J" Johnson 3.6% 389
Stephen Robinson 3.2% 346
Total Votes 10,827
Source: Chicago Board of Election Commissioners - Official general election results

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Preceded by
Issac Carother
Chicago City Council, Ward 29
March 15, 2010-Present
Succeeded by