After Barnaby Dinges (Medill ’86) launched his improbable run for mayor last November, the 50-year-old issue advocacy firm owner quickly gained recognition and support for his grassroots campaign, causing many to expect he would provide a healthy challenge to heavy favorite Ald. Elizabeth Tisdahl (7th).
But on April 7, Dinges finished a distant third, receiving just 12.49 percent of the vote. Tisdahl won with 61.98 percent, and attorney Stuart Opdycke garnered 17.56 percent.
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