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Lewis Wins Another Term As CTU Chief

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union’s plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — The Chicago Teachers’ Union has re-elected Karen Lewis to another term as president with over 80 percent of the rank-and-file vote.

The union made the announcement Friday night, citing preliminary results from an election held earlier in the day. The union has over 26,000 voting members, a release from the CTU said.

Lewis’ new term begins in July and will last for another three years.

A finalized ballot tabulation will be released later in the week.

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