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Sophia King

On the Issues

Sophia will partner with all stakeholders to build a Chicago that works for all of us.

Sophia knows that together we can build a Chicago that lifts working families, invests in and protects every community and creates economic opportunities for all. As Mayor, Sophia will lead with collaboration and compassion, focusing on neighborhoods, restoring fiscal responsibility and building community trust. We can count on Sophia to lead with listening, act with collaboration, focus on neighborhoods, restore fiscal responsibility and re-build community trust in the Mayor’s office.

Jobs and Economic Development

We need a Chicago that is both safer AND stronger, a city that delivers both safety AND justice, a new set of solutions rooted in both compassion AND accountability.


Protecting Chicago’s Seniors

Seniors deserve to remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love. As Mayor, Sophia will develop a Senior Community Care Program to allocate resources for additional senior centers and services in underserved communities to help older Chicagoans age in place. As Mayor, Sophia will collaborate with HUD to increase landlords’ accountability to seniors housing units […]



With housing costs rising faster than incomes, Sophia understands that in order to improve housing affordability, we need better alignment of zoning, taxes, and subsidies. By leveraging multiple solutions to create a wider array of housing types across Chicago, we can ensure a healthier distribution of affordable homes of all shapes and sizes. Chicago can […]



Sophia understands that we must expand our environmental policy out of its silos and into every part of our city. The only way to truly combat climate change is for it to reach into all facets of our government. Fully committed to mitigating the impact of climate change and environmental inequity Sophia would open a […]



The fundamental issue we need to address with both train and bus service at the CTA is one of ridership and resources. We have seen a steep drop off in usage initially driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, and exacerbated by the serious safety, service and lack of cleanliness issues. To improve ridership, we must have […]

Ald. Sophia King on Saturday November 19, 2020 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Christopher Dilts / King for Chicago)


As Mayor, Sophia would work to make Chicago one of the most accessible cities in the country. We can start with ensuring that all of our voting sites are ADA accessible, public transportation improvements, and re-tooling our ambulance and fire services to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs. Sophia believes accessibility should be a natural part of […]


Women’s Rights

Women should always have the right to control their body and make decisions about their healthcare. This is no time to choose candidates who waffle on a woman’s right to control their body. Sophia has been a life-long advocate for women’s reproductive rights and was the former Vice Chair of Planned Parenthood Chicago. Whether it’s […]

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Under Sophia’s administration immigrants will be welcomed to the windy city. Chicago must continue its historic position of sanctuary and refuge to our new neighbors. As Mayor, Sophia will advocate at the federal level to secure permanent protection for DACA recipients, provide additional support for people on the path to citizenship, and end laws that […]

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