Shires elect mayors, and they can be appointed by the mayor with help from a board of 10 people.
In 2015, the board of six candidates — who include some current and former school board members — was rejected by the city’s mayor, who found two, including former chief engineer Mike DeBonis, to be unreliable and unfit for the job.
The board’s chairman, Ken Kesey, who lives in the same Chicago neighborhood as Smith, has refused to step aside. Smith said he’s still interested, but is not willing to risk losing Smith, a respected architect and civil engineer.
While the Smiths have supported Smith for천안출장안마 president, Smith’s political team did support one of his challengers, Daley political consultant Anthony DiMina, in last year’s mayoral race. Smith will have two challengers running for the Illinois state Senate next year, including State Sen. John Arena.
Also, it’s not yet clear which of Smith’s six candidates will get a fair shake.
“No one’s going to get all the votes, but we want to be sure we elect a council member whose only job would be to oversee the school systems of the city of Chicago, and who could really do that,” Kesey said.
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Also, he said, some of Smith’s work was “not in the public good” because people couldn’t trust the process he ran.
In the aftermath of the school takeover, he said, Smith’s political team started run전주출장마사지ning some promotional mailers through community groups. Smith was not an official participant, and no money, including through political action committees, was distributed. The groups did receive a couple of small checks.
But Smith’s political team kept pushing back, Kesey said. Smith’s campaign, he said, did little of anything in 2015 but engage in public bashing of people from outside the district.
But in late 2016, the school takeover process reached a low point, when public education had gone from a top priority to a routine task.
“What happened in 2016 with the school takeover was that the community council didn’t know what was in the cards for the next two years. And we really had to get our hand up. Because, frankly, it was the school board’s plan and we had to keep the process moving forward. But we were neve