Lori Lightfoot, the first Black woman and the first openly gay person ever to serve as mayor of Chicago, on Tuesday became a one-term mayor. Mayor Lori Lightfoot finished third in Tuesday’s election with 16.4% of the vote, behind former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas at 34.8% and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson with 20.2%.

“Obviously, we didn’t win the election. But I stand here with my head held high and my heart full of thanks,” Lightfoot told supporters shortly before 9 p.m.

Vallas, 69, and Johnson, 46, will face off five weeks from now in the April 4 runoff to decide who will become the 57th mayor of Chicago.

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