West Side lawyer, activist, and self-described “policy wonk” Amara Enyia has jumped into the race for mayor of Chicago.
She’s the 11th candidate to announce a challenge to incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2019 election.
Enyia ran for mayor in 2015 but dropped out of the race and endorsed then-Ald. Bob Fioretti.
She says she will direct investment to underserved communities in Chicago and make sure every child can walk to a great neighborhood school.
Morning Shift checks in with Enyia about her platform and why she decided to jump into the race.