Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

07 January 2010

Preckwinkle is the peppermint mocha of election season

Following up on my post about election season kicking off in Chicago, I want to talk about the County Board President election. Long time readers know that I'm not a fan of current President Stroger. Not only do I think he doesn't have the chops for the job, but the lying that the party/machine and his family did to get Todd into that office will never be forgotten. That's a sentiment I hear from others in Cook County.

So this election to select a replacement has almost been counted down like New Year's Eve or the release of the latest tech gadget. Cook County is eager to replace him. But will we?

The primary is a crowded field, but it seems that Chicago Alderman Toni Preckwinkle is the front runner to rid us of Todd. It seems that Da Mayor is backdoor endorsing her too. I try not to listen to polls, but rather who is getting press, endorsements and buzz. I'm not calling her President yet, Todd still has a machine, even a weak one behind him. Last month polls had Dorothy Brown in the lead causing Rep. Davis to endorse her, but I haven't heard much from or about Brown since. But with the election just weeks away I'm sure that Cook County will be hit with a blizzard of ads, fliers, robocalls (which I hate!!!!) and of course email upon email.

Good luck deciding! And remember, get out and vote, no matter who you are voting for.

On January 21st, the Chicago Foundation for Women is sponsoring a forum with ALL the candidates - Dems, GOP and the lone Green:


Cook County Board President
CANDIDATE FORUM

Focusing on Violence Against Women and Girls

Cosponsored by Chicago Foundation for Women, Center on Halsted, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network, Loyola University of Chicago and Rape Victim Advocates

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010
6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30)
Loyola University of Chicago, Water Tower Campus
111 E. Pearson St.
Beane Hall, 13th floor of Lewis Towers
Chicago

No RSVP necessary. Open to the public.

For full details click here!

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