Pat Quinn, former Ill. governor, announces he will not run for Chicago mayor

Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will NOT seek Public office next year.
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 9:27 AM CST
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CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) - Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced he will not run for Chicago mayor.

The Democrat revealed his 2023 election plans on Thursday afternoon, November 17 in Chicago.

According to WBBM in Chicago, Quinn said he plans to focus on community organizing.

He said he couldn’t organize for causes and run for political office. He said he will spend the next year and more putting issues on the city ballot.

Quinn also did not throw his support behind any candidates, but said that he spoke to all of the candidates, including current Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Pat Quinn served as Illinois Governor from 2009 to 2015.

He lost a reelection bid to Republican Bruce Rauner.