Ja’Mal Green looks to become youngest Mayor in Chicago history

By Casey Bannon
Medill Reports

On Nov. 26, Ja’Mal Green made history by becoming the youngest person ever to file the 12,500 signatures required to make it on February’s Chicago mayoral ballot. Despite his age, the 23-year-old activist and entrepreneur is no stranger to voicing his opinion on anything Chicago-related. Now, he’s hoping to use that voice from behind the mayor’s desk. We caught up with the rising star on his campaign trail to find out why he’s running for office and how he got to this point.

Photo at top: Ja’Mal Green talks on the phone during his mayoral campaign. (Casey Bannon/MEDILL)