Jack Fleming was a lifelong resident of Rogers Park running against incumbent David Orr for alderman in the 49th Ward. One of his campaign promises was to “Stop relying on increased property taxes to fund the city’s revenue demands. Property taxes are regressive taxes. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”
CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY
This example of a voter register listed people who lived in the nearby 50th ward. A popular strategy for campaigning was to go to every single person on the list encouraging them to vote. This also helped guard against voter fraud by ensuring that the people registered were in fact alive and living in the place they said they did.