Dorothy Brown Off Mayoral Ballot, Sales-Griffin Allowed On

Craig Dellimore
January 22, 2019 - 3:16 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A well-known Chicago mayoral candidate is off city ballot, but another hopeful finally got the green light for his campaign.

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown had tried to fight objections to her nominating petitions filed by the Toni Preckwinkle campaign.

The full Board of Election Commissioners said Brown didn’t have enough valid signatures and therefore she’s off the ballot.

Brown said she won’t appeal but will endorse a non-Preckwinkle candidate.

Also Tuesday: In a surprise move, the election commissioners ruled that candidate Neal Sales-Griffin will be on the mayoral ballot, despite a hearing officer's ruling last week. They cited bad faith by the objectors in the Willie Wilson campaign, who later withdrew their case against Griffin. 

Election Board Chairman Marisel Hernandez says the actions cost the board and the candidate time and money.