Lori Lightfoot (Politician), born on August 4, 1962 in Massillon, Ohio, U.S.. Lori Lightfoot's age 56 years & Zodiac Sign Leo, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is African- American. Let's check, How Tall is Lori Lightfoot?
Lori Lightfoot Bio
Lori Lightfoot Height
5 Feet 5 Inches (170.18 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 5 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||170.18 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||54 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||119.05 lbs|
Lori Lightfoot Body Measurements
Lori Lightfoot's full body measurements are 37 inches (93.98 cm) - 34D - 28 inches (71.12 cm) - 36 inches (91.44 cm) .
|Measurements||37-28-36 inches/ 93.98-71.12-91.44 cm|
|Bust Size||37 inches (93.98 cm)|
|Waist Size||28 inches (71.12 cm)|
|Hips Size||36 inches (91.44 cm)|
Lori Lightfoot is one of the most famous and trending Politician in whole world right now. Lori Lightfoot was born on August 4, 1962 in Massillon, Ohio, U.S. She was born as Lori Elaine Lightfoot, but best known as Lori Lightfoot.
She is the youngest of four children of a healthcare aide and school board member mother and a factory worker and janitor father. She is a graduate of Washington High School in Massillon, where she was a trumpet player in the school band, point guard on the basketball team, yearbook editor, and Pep Club member. She was elected high school class president three times. Her high school alumni association named her a "Distinguished Citizen" in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from University of Michigan in 1984, graduating with honors.
She took jobs working for Congress members Ralph Regula and Barbara Mikulski before deciding to attend law school. She has said she chose to attend law school not because of her brother's legal troubles, but because she wanted a job that offered financial independence. She matriculated at University of Chicago Law School, where she was awarded a full scholarship. As president of the University of Chicago Law School's student body, she led a successful movement to ban a law firm from campus after the firm sent a recruiter who made racist and sexist remarks towards a student.
She began her career as a practicing attorney at the Mayer Brown law firm. During this time, she defended large corporate clients, Republican politicians, and clients accused of racial discrimination against African-Americans. Lightfoot first entered the public sector as Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. During her mayoral campaign, Lightfoot cited several reasons for entering public service, including a desire to represent the African-American community, a sense of injustice based on the murder of a family member by a Ku Klux Klan member in the 1920s, and her older brother's struggles with the law. She assisted with Operation Silver Shovel, an FBI investigation into Chicago corruption. She helped to convict alderman Virgil Jones. In 1999, Lightfoot was issued a warning for misconduct by judge Richard Posner in a case in which she was found by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to have misled a United States Circuit Judge regarding a suspect's whereabouts, making it impossible for the judge to stay the suspect's extradition to Norway.
In 2002, Lightfoot was appointed chief administrator of the Chicago Police Department Office of Professional Standards, a now-defunct governmental police oversight group, by Police Superintendent Terry Hillard. She held the position for two years. In the position, she was charged with investigating possible cases of police misconduct, including police shootings of civilians. However, a Chicago Tribune report found that the Office of Professional Standards' investigations often lacked thoroughness.
She was later hired by Mayor Richard M. Daley as deputy chief of the Chicago Department of Procurement Services. There, she and her boss, Mary Dempsey, investigated Chicago corruption, drawing Mayor Daley's ire in the process. Lightfoot and Dempsey's investigations included probes of then-Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich's associate Tony Rezko and prominent Daley donor Elzie Higginbottom. As an attorney at Mayer Brown, Lightfoot represented Republicans in two cases protesting Democratic gerrymandering. At Mayer Brown, she also defended Chicago police officer Paul Powers against charges of physical assault. In 2019, after facing criticism over defending Powers, she cited video evidence in favor of her former client's innocence.
On May 10, 2018, she announced her candidacy for Mayor of Chicago in the 2019 elections, her first-ever run for public office. She is the first LGBTQ mayor and first black female mayor of Chicago. She is the first openly lesbian candidate in the history of Chicago mayoral elections. By the summer of 2018, she had the highest-funded campaign of any individual challenging the two-term incumbent Emanuel. Animosity between the Preckwinkle and Lightfoot campaigns was reported as early as October 2018, when Preckwinkle denied rumors that she had pressured Lightfoot to drop out of the race. She finished first in the February election, in what was considered to be an upset. She placed above a crowded field of fourteen candidates. Because no candidate reached the necessary 50% of the vote needed to win the election outright, she and Preckwinkle advanced to a runoff election. Lightfoot ran for Mayor of Chicago in 2019, advancing to a runoff election against Toni Preckwinkle in the February 2019 election. She defeated Preckwinkle in the runoff on April 2, 2019. She won more than 73% of the overall vote in the runoff, while also winning every ward of the city. She is the first black female and first openly gay leader of the city, which will now be the largest in United States history to have an openly LGBTQ mayor.
She scheduled to take office on May 20, 2019. Incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel is reportedly aiming to facilitate a smooth transition between his and Lightfoot's administrations, planning on modeling the transition upon the U.S. presidential transition between the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. Emanuel was part of the Bush-Obama transition as Obama's Chief of Staff designate.
She is married to Amy Eshleman, a former Chicago Public Library employee who is a year older than Lightfoot. Eshleman is now a full-time parent to the couple's adopted daughter, Vivian, who was eleven years old as of 2019.
She has more than 26.6k followers on her Twitter, more than 33k followers on Facebook and 12.4k followers on her Instagram. Now she ranked in the list of most popular American politician and Mayor of Chicago.
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