Wednesday, February 24, 2021

After 3 days on job Boss Madigan's handpicked successor for his state House seat quits--at Madigan's urging

Sure the numbers of the district changed over the years but Boss Michael Madigan, the former chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party and until last month, speaker of the state House for 36 of the last 38 years, held his House seat for 50 years.

Boss Madigan--who remains as Democratic committeman of Chicago's 13th Ward--had enough of the weighted vote to handpick his successor. And so he did. 

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

From ABC Chicago:

Former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan's replacement for his statehouse seat has resigned after just three days on the job. Edward Guerra Kodatt, 26, was just sworn in as representative for Illinois' 22nd District on Sunday.
The office of House Speaker Chris Welch confirmed Wednesday that the House clerk received Kodatt's resignation.
The resignation comes one day after Madigan and Chicago Alderman Marty Quinn released a statement that said: "After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22nd District. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace."
Last night Madigan and the 13th Ward alderman, Marty Quinn, released a statement calling on Kodatt to quit. 

From 50 years on the job to just three days. Sheesh.

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