Lori Elaine Lightfoot, born 4 August 1962, an African-American politician and lawyer who was elected Mayor of Chicago in April 2019. An experienced manager, advocate and reform expert, Lori Lightfoot has worked at the city and federal level to make government more accountable and accessible. She has The Chicago Bar Association’s Earl B. Dickerson Award (2018), The Common Cause Illinois Champion of Justice Award (2018), Named a “Woman of Influence” by the Chicago Business Journal (2017), The Chicago Inn of Court Donald Hubert Public Service Award (2017). Lori Elaine Lightfoot Biography and Profile.
Catherine Pugh was born on 10 March 1950. A public servant for nearly 20 years, Catherine Pugh was first elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1999 to represent the 4th District. Her ability to negotiate, as well as her bipartisan approach to problem-solving, catapulted her into various leadership positions in the Maryland Senate, including Majority Leader. She served for one year before running for her Senate seat in 2006. Catherine Elizabeth Pugh biography and profile.