Aldermanic candidate Tara Stamps canvasses in the 37rd Ward outside Piccolo Elementary on March 6. The CPS teacher will face off against incumbent Ald. Emma Mitts on April 7.

Two educators vie for aldermanic seats in runoffs

Two CPS educators, out of an unprecedented wave of eight teachers and counselors who ran campaigns to unseat incumbent aldermen in the Feb. 24 elections. remain in the runoff elections to be held on April 7. Melissa Sanchez, a reporter with our sister publication Catalyst Chicago, profiled the two, Tara Stamps and Sue Sadlowski Garza, among others, in a story last fall about the role of education in the municipal elections.