Amara Enyia Running for Chicago Mayor
Can Amara Enyia, backed by hip-hop stars, become Chicago’s first black female mayor?
Enyia, who was little known until Chance the Rapper and Kanye West supported her, is now among the high-profile candidates in a crowded field.
Enyia, a policy analyst and lawyer, was little-known by the political establishment until this fall, when Chance (full name Chancellor Bennett) and hip-hop star Kanye West threw their support, and dollars, behind her. Now Enyia is among the higher-profile candidates in a crowded field of more than 15 candidates, which includes political veterans like Bill Daley, brother and son of mayors who ran Chicago for a total of 43 years.