What Others Are Saying About Gery Chico

Sunday, January 13, 2019

“As a former board president of CPS, City Colleges and the State Board of Education, Chico has more credibility and experience in education than any of the other candidates vying to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel.”
– Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times 1/9/2019

“Chico brought guts and a no-nonsense business sense to the struggling Chicago schools. He took political risks…and prevailed…Gery Chico, bravo.”
– Chicago Tribune Editorial 5/27/01

“Last year in Chicago, they made that decision – not to hold our children back, but to lift them up. Chicago stopped social promotion, and started mandatory summer school to help students who are behind catch up…I propose to help other communities
follow Chicago’s lead.”
– President Bill Clinton, State of the Union 1/27/98

“For the record, there is no one better equipped to run the city of Chicago than Gery Chico.”
– Jay Doherty, President, City Club of Chicago 10/29/2018

“Chico has developed a reputation for the qualities his family and friends already knew well – a hands-on approach, attention to detail, a stickler for deadlines, an attitude that any job worth doing is worth doing well.”
– Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times 10/24/93