City Treasurer Race


The Candidates


Melissa Conyears-Ervin

Came in first place with 44.6% of the vote.

Illinois 10th District Representative (2017 - present)

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Ameya Pawar

Came in second place with 41.4% of the vote.

47th Ward Alderman (2011 - present)

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Full Results

Candidate Peter Gariepy did not qualify for the runoff with 14% of the vote citywide.


The Office

What does the City Treasurer do?


The Office

The city treasurer takes care of and manages “all cash and investments for the City of Chicago, the four City employee pension funds, and the Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund.”  The office also supports and runs programs to increase financial literacy and small business growth.


What else?

The Cook County treasurer—distinct from the city treasurer and elected in a separate election—oversees property tax collection, among other functions, like maintaining and investment policy, working with the President of the County Board, processing the refunding of overpayments of taxes, maintaining special funds, etc.