Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ald. Lyle on possible city council turnover

This article was posted on the Facebook page yesterday. Didn't read the entire article so I missed the fact that the Alderman was in it until I saw it on Google alerts for any media about Ald. Lyle:
"It'll definitely increase the number of votes anti-incumbents get," said Ald. Freddrenna Lyle (6th), who is facing at least three challengers.

"I thought this race would cost $100,000. Now, it could be twice as expensive. People are gonna have to work twice as hard to get their supporters to come out to the polls and make sure they vote absentee. People who are anti- are much more energized than people who are for something."
Now if there is turnover on the Chicago City Council it certainly could be due to Mayor Daley's retirement next year.

Some more stats on City Council turnovers!
Chicago has had 50 aldermen since 1923. Since that time, the biggest Council turnover occurred in 1931, when 24 new aldermen were swept into office, along with a new mayor and city clerk.

Washington was accompanied by 15 new aldermen. In 1991, there were 13 new aldermen. Four years ago, there were five.
Won't be long until the municipal elections next year!

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