Monday, December 10, 2012

FOX 32 exclusive: Sandi Jackson expected to resign from City Council

Ald. Sandi Jackson
Friends of Alderman Sandi Jackson tell Fox 32 News she is preparing to resign from the City Council. They said she's unlikely to complete her current term and could be gone from Chicago next year.

One said Mrs. Jackson would "have no choice but to quit the Council" if her husband, Jesse Jackson, Junior, goes to prison. His lawyers are currently bargaining with federal prosecutors over a possible guilty plea. "If he ends up in prison, of course she'll quit to care for the children," one friend said.

No matter what happens, friends said Mrs. Jackson plans to continue raising her two children in Washington, D.C. Referring to daughter Jessica and son Jesse Jackson III, a friend reported, "Jess and Trey each like their private school. And the family can be much more anonymous in D.C. than in Chicago."
Unbelievable! Then again I realize she's in an extraordinary situation so what can really be said. If she does resign from the city council then Mayor Emanuel will get the change to appoint his own candidate to represent the 7th ward.

This is definitely the other side to possibly considering a run for her husband's old congressional seat in next year's special election which also had been reported today as well. It looks like she wants to quit politics altogether.

1 comment:

  1. What do you mean, "leave Chicago". She does not live in Chicago and has not lived in Chicago since her husband got elected. She is not leaving here.


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