It's a frigid, 9-degree day, and Susan Sadlowski Garza is trudging through fresh snow in Chicago's 10th Ward.
"Hi, good morning. How are you? My name is Sue Sadlowski Garza. I'm running for alderman," she says to a woman who has just cracked open her front door.
Garza is the only counselor at Jane Addams Elementary, a school of about 850 students on the far South Side of Chicago. And she's one of five Chicago teachers running for City Council.
The others are Ed Hershey (25th), Tim Meegan (33rd), Tara Stamps (37th) and Dianne Daleiden (40th).