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Peter Q. Thompson, 42, chief executive officer of Perkins Investment Management

Ties to Daley: Nephew and finance chairman of the mayor's 2007 campaign Thompson, who has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, was given high marks for his work on Daley's last run for office, and his name occasionally crops up as a potential mayoral candidate. Asked if he was interested in being mayor, Thompson said Tuesday, “I'm an investment guy. I'm focused on the stock market.” Providence College