Besides the 36th and 47th, another race to watch is the 6th where ward committeewoman Freddrenna Lyle lost her aldermanic seat to Roderick Sawyer this past spring – and Sawyer now plans to run as committeeman.No one knows former Ald. Lyle's plans although she is still the current 6th Ward Democratic Committeeman. All the same I know about one other entrant in the race between he was circulating petitions outside of a neighborhood meeting, Richard Wooten. He ran for 6th Ward Alderman in February.
Lyle has not yet indicated if she will try to retain her position at the top of the 6th Ward.
Candidates have until the end of November to gather the signatures necessary to get on the ballot. A wrinkle to these races is that the City Council is supposed to remap the city’s 50 wards by the first week of December, which could substantially change some of the neighborhood’s the committeemen represent.
We will vote on the next committeeman for all three parties in the 6th (Democrat, Republican, & Green) in next year's March primaries.