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Willie Mae Reid

Willie Mae Reid is an African-American politician who ran as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Mayor of Chicago in 1975, winning 16,693 votes but coming in third place against Richard J. Daley.[1] The number had fallen from the number of signatures she'd acquired to get on the ballot, 66,000[2] She also ran as their vice presidential candidate in 1976 (Presidential candidate: Peter Camejo) and 1992 (Presidential candidate: James "Mac" Warren), winning 91,314 votes.[3]


  • The racist offensive against busing: the lessons of Boston, how to fight back (1974)
  • Last hired, first fired. Affirmative action vs seniority NY: Pathfinder Press. 1975.
  • Black Women's Struggle for Equality NY: Pathfinder Press. (1976) (co-author)
  • Which way for the women's movement? How to win against the attacks on women's rights NY: Pathfinder Press. (1977) (co-author)


  1. ^ Metro Chicago almanac: fascinating facts and offbeat offerings 1991 p.37.
  2. ^ "Socialist Aims for the Vice-Presidency". Milwaukee Journal. January 6, 1976. p. 3. Retrieved January 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Facts about the presidents (1993). p.314.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Pulley
Socialist Workers Party Vice Presidential candidate
1976 (lost)
Succeeded by
Matilde Zimmermann
Preceded by
Kathleen Mickells
Socialist Workers Party Vice Presidential candidate
1992 (lost)
Succeeded by
Laura Garza

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