After a contentious race, Ald. Monique Scott held onto her 24th Ward seat in Tuesday’s election.
With 10 of 20 precincts reporting Tuesday night, Monique Scott held 68 percent of the vote to challenger Creative Scott’s 31 percent, sealing her first full term, according to early results.
Monique Scott and Creative Scott, who are not related, emerged from eight candidates Feb. 28 with 45.3 percent and 14.8 percent of the vote respectively. Since neither received at least a 50 percent majority, the race went to a runoff.
The ward includes the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Creative Scott owns Creative Salon and Start to Finish. He also runs a young barbers program for kids and teens ages 5-15 out of his salon, helping youth learn the history and business of barbering.
Creative Scott ran as an outsider frustrated by the state of the ward, with issues ranging from crime to disinvestment. He previously ran for the seat in 2019 and came in second place to Michael Scott Jr.
Monique Scott was appointed to the City Council seat in June, replacing her brother, Michael Scott Jr, who resigned to take a job with Cinespace and was later appointed to a seat on the Chicago Board of Education.
Monique Scott is a staunch ally to outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot and declined to endorse Brandon Johnson or Paul Vallas in their bids to replace her.
Creative Scott accused Monique Scott of benefitting from nepotism when she was appointed to the role. In addition to her brother, their father, Michael Scott Sr., was a key ally to Mayor Richard M. Daley and was the president of the Chicago Board of Education during his administration.
Monique Scott has pledged to oversee new developments in the ward, believing that developments such as the cleanup of Mount Henry would be greatly beneficial to the ward.
Monique Scott will be sworn in at City Council on May 15.