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Chicago made history Tuesday when elected its first black female mayor Laurie Lightfoot will also serve as the city's first mayor to be openly gay today you , did more than make history , you created a movement for change might put a former federal prosecutor and political newcomer won in a landslide vote during a run off election she received seventy four percent of the vote with nearly all precincts counted Lightfoot beat out long time politician Tony practical who's a city councilman for almost two decades we can and we will break this city's endless cycle of corruption a run off between two African American women is rare in the United States according to the reflective democracy campaign only six percent of mayors in the two hundred largest cities in the U. S. are women of color both Democrats are in spots on the ballot after receiving the most votes among fourteen candidates in the February election on Twitter New Jersey senator Cory Booker congratulated like foot and tied it back to former president Barack Obama saying quote in a city that serves as the home town for many black American politicians who have made history there is another political first Lightfoot will take over a city struggling with violence crime and weak finances she will be expected to deliver on a campaign promise to reform the city's police department after twenty seventeen justice department finding of widespread excessive force and racial bias by officers like foot will replace Rahm Emanuel who did not seek a third term