Friday, November 26, 2010

Bobby Joe Johnson filed on Nov. 22nd

So I decided to go down memory lane and found this video by Syron Smith who also filed petitions to run in the 15th Ward. Johnson and Smith were seeking to challenge state Rep. Andre Thapedi in the 2010 Democratic primary and objections were filed ultimately neither man was on the primary ballot in February 2010. As a matter of fact, Smith withdrew in the face of challenging these objections.

Johnson was seen in this video with Syron at about the 2 minute mark. They talk about the process of defending petitions against any objections. He also made comments barely audible in another video.

The story here is that Syron Smith & company are in state House Speaker Michael Madigan's neighborhood to protest his involvement in knocking Smith and Johnson off the ballot at around this time last year. Though since both are running in aldermanic elections next year, perhaps they'll have learned something from this episode to keep themselves on the ballot in 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Johnson is in this race representing the backlash crowd who didn't agree with happened at Deneedn. His adress per the petitions is 50 W 71st which is the large white building that can be seen from the Dan Ryan expressway or better known as "the big white building". The majority of his signatures probaly came from that building and surrounding area as that area has always had an issue with the administration of Deneed going back over 30 years. They want an elementary school in that area and CPS doesn't see the need.

    I'm weary of individuals who run for every open office and I'm questioning how he is finaning this campaign as that building is a subsidized building for low income.


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