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  Daley, Richard M.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2001-01-01  
 
NameRichard M. Daley
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Chicago, Illinois , United States
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Born April 24, 1942 (75 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 31, 2016 04:13am
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoFormer long time Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has earned a national reputation for his innovative, community-based programs to improve education, fight and prevent crime, enhance neighborhood quality of life, create jobs and manage government better to protect tax payers.

Daley was elected Mayor on April 4, 1989, to complete the term of the late Harold Washington, and was re-elected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 by overwhelming margins.

Richard Michael Daley was born in Chicago April 24, 1942, the fourth of seven children and the eldest son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and his wife Eleanor. He graduated from De La Salle Academy and earned undergraduate and law degrees from DePaul University and began his public service career in 1969 when he was elected to the Illinois Constitutional Convention. From 1972 to 1980 he served in the Illinois Senate, where he led the fight to remove the sales tax on food and medicine, sponsored landmark mental health legislation and established rights for nursing home residents.


Daley was elected State's Attorney of Cook County in 1980. He pushed successfully for tougher state narcotics laws and raised the conviction rate dramatically. He helped overhaul Illinois' antiquated rape laws to obtain more convictions and developed programs to combat drunk driving, domestic violence and child support delinquencies. Re-elected States Attorney in 1984 and 1988, Daley was the first Cook County official to sign a decree eliminating politically motivated hiring and firing.


Daley and his wife Maggie are the parents of three children, Nora, Patrick and Elizabeth. A son Kevin died in 1981 at the age of three.




JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/27/2009-08/31/2009 Market Shares Corp 35.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
02/10/2006-02/13/2006 Chicago Tribune-WGN-TV 56.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 33.0) 11.00% ( 11.0)
11/00/2005-11/00/2005 Lake Snell Perry & Associates (D) 61.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
05/16/2005-05/18/2005 Chicago Tribune-WGN-TV 53.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 04, 2011 07:25pm Commentary "NEXT DALEY" EMERGES ONTO MAYORAL TRACK  Article COSDem 
May 06, 2011 06:00pm General Mayor Daley Requests Publicly Funded Security  Article COSDem 
Dec 26, 2010 10:00am News Daley now Chicago mayor 1 day longer than father  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Jul 21, 2010 06:00pm General Daley pays political consultants -- he's "thinking" about re-election   Article COSDem 
Jan 06, 2006 10:00pm News Corruption Scandal Loosening Mayor Daley's Grip on Chicago  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 26, 2005 12:00pm News Mayor Daley interviewed by federal investigators  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.75000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Maggie Corbett Daley 00, 0000-
Daughter Nora Daley 1973-
Son Patrick R. Daley 1975-
Son Kevin Daley 1978-1981
Daughter Elizabeth Lally Daley 1983-
Father Richard J. Daley 1902-1976
Sister Patricia Thompson 0000-
Nephew Patrick Daley Thompson 0000-
Brother John P. Daley 1946-
Brother Bill Daley 1948-
Mother Eleanor "Sis" Daley 1907-2003

INFORMATION LINKS
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RACES
  02/27/2007 Chicago Mayor Won 70.69% (+50.68%)
  02/25/2003 Chicago Mayor Won 78.46% (+64.45%)
  02/23/1999 Chicago Mayor Won 71.91% (+43.83%)
  04/04/1995 Chicago Mayor Won 60.12% (+23.86%)
  02/28/1995 Chicago Mayor- D Primary Won 65.79% (+32.73%)
  04/02/1991 Chicago Mayor Won 70.64% (+45.51%)
  02/26/1991 Chicago Mayor- D Primary Won 63.01% (+32.25%)
  04/04/1989 Chicago Mayor Won 55.43% (+14.31%)
  02/28/1989 Chicago Mayor - D Primary Won 55.37% (+11.70%)
  11/08/1988 Cook County State's Attorney Won 66.70% (+33.40%)
  11/06/1984 Cook County State's Attorney Won 65.98% (+31.95%)
  03/20/1984 Cook County State's Attorney - D Primary Won 63.86% (+27.72%)
  02/22/1983 Chicago Mayor - D Primary Lost 29.65% (-6.62%)
  11/04/1980 Cook County State's Attorney Won 50.39% (+0.77%)
  03/18/1980 Cook County State's Attorney - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1978 IL State Senate 23 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 IL State Senate 22 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1972 IL State Senate 23 Won 74.12% (+48.24%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL Lt. Governor - D Replacement Nominee - Mar 27, 2010 D Arthur L. Turner
IL Senate President - D Caucus - Nov 20, 2008 D John J. Cullerton
IL US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
Cook County Recorder of Deeds- D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Ed H. Smith
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
Chicago Ward 03 - Runoff - Apr 17, 2007 D Dorothy J. Tillman
Chicago City Clerk - Feb 27, 2007 D Miguel Del Valle
Cook County Board President- D Primary - Mar 21, 2006 D John Stroger
St. Paul Mayor - Primary - Sep 13, 2005 DFL Randy C. Kelly
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
IL District 2 - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
IL US President - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Howard Dean
IL Attorney General - D Primary - Mar 19, 2002 D Lisa Madigan
IL Governor - D Primary - Mar 17, 1998 D John R. Schmidt
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 1996 D Dick Durbin
IL Governor - D Primary - Mar 15, 1994 D Dawn Clark Netsch
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1992 D Bill Clinton
Chicago Ward 41 - Feb 24, 1987 N Richard Kunicki
Chicago Mayor - Apr 12, 1983 D Harold Washington