Endorsement News: 48th Ward Runoff

Mar 16, 2023

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

ONE People’s Campaign Endorses Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth for 48th Ward Alderperson

We are excited to share that we are endorsing Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth in the runoff election! Leni has a firm commitment to the issues that matter the most to our leaders, including the Bring Chicago Home ordinance, vibrant and fully resourced public schools, and holistic approaches to public safety. We are confident she will be a strong, progressive leader for the 48th Ward in City Hall!

The candidate we endorsed in the February election, Nick Ward, did not advance to the runoff. The runoff election on April 4th will be between Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth and Joe Dunne. Leni is a queer woman, the daughter of Filipina immigrants, a longtime 48th Ward resident and organizer, and a small business owner. Leni agreed with 100% of the questions in our endorsement questionnaire, while Joe disagreed with several of our campaigns.

Kerry Fleming, a resident of the 48th Ward and member of the Political Committee explains: “Leni’s progressive values and vision will guide her decision making on issues of affordable housing, and access to health and mental health care. As we were early endorsers of Brandon Johnson for mayor, Leni’s platform aligns with his and together they make a powerful ticket to make our city work for the many and not the few. This run-off gives us the clear choice between electing a more moderate candidate who will keep the status quo intact, or a candidate that matches our goals and values, and gives us the best chance to advance our campaigns into signed law.”

The Political Committee invited both candidates to meet for a new endorsement session this week, and after speaking to both, concluded unanimously that we must work to elect Leni as 48th Ward Alderperson. 

The election is less than one month away! With all of us working together, we can make great changes in our neighborhoods and our city that will benefit generations to come. Sign up for volunteer opportunities here.

Thank you for all you do!

Hannah Gelder

Director of Movement Politics