We pick a new County Commissioner on April 11.
On April 11, the Democratic Committeemen who servein Commissioner Quigley's 10th district will meet to select his replacement. I'm one of those committeemen, so I get to vote.
There are a number of folks thinking about putting their hat in the ring, including me. Thus far, most interested people have been meeting informally with the committeemen. As soon as these names become "official," I'll give you the list.
Here is the process.
"The Democratic Cook County Board District Committee for the 10th District of the Cook County Board of Commissioners will meet on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Truman College, located at 1145 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60640, for the purpose of organizing and appointing a person to fill a vacancy in office caused by the anticipated resignation of Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley."
Those people interested in filling Commissioner Quigley's seat on the County Board will give a presentation to the Committeeman and answer their questions. This meeting is open to the public and I encourage you to attend and hear from these individuals, including me, about how they intend to serve and what their qualifications are.
You must apply by April 9.
If you are interested in applying, you must follow this process: "Any person interested in appearing before the Committee to be considered for appointment must submit: (1) a current resume; and (2) a completed Statement of Economic Interests form. The Statement of Economic Interests form is available at the office of the Cook County Clerk, 69 W. Washington, Suite 500, Chicago, IL, Zip Code 60602, or through the Clerk's website: http://www.voterinfonet.com/sub/disclosures.asp."
There is a deadline for submitting the information to be considered by the Committeemen: "Submissions must be made to the office of the Cook County Democratic Party, 134 N. LaSalle, Suite 1420, Chicago, IL 60602 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2009." You will not be considered if you don't apply.
The Committeemen will deliberate in private after the public presentations have been made. As I told you in a previous post, the winning candidate must get a majority of the weighted vote of the committeemen.
So, what do you think? Tell me at email@example.com