But he has filled a variety of key appointive offices.
He has also been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Chico grew up in Chicago and attended public schools. He's a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University Law School.
Chico was Mayor Daley's chief of staff and board president of the Chicago Public Schools.
Chico then was president of the Chicago Park District and chairman of the City Colleges of Chicago.