53 Applicants Will Be Considered For 7th Ward Vacancy
(CBS) – Sixty-five people have applied for the 7th Ward aldermanic seat recently vacated by Sandi Jackson.
The catch: only 53 of them have been verified to live in the South Side ward. Another 12 applicants live outside the boundaries and won’t be considered, Mayor Emanuel’s office announced Monday after the deadline to apply had passed.
Emanuel is appointing a commission with people from the South Shore community to submit a list of three finalists for him to consider.
He says he wants to have the new alderman sworn in by mid-February.
Jackson resigned her post earlier this month, citing personal and family issues. Her husband is ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose once-promising political career was scuttled by medical and legal problems.
Here are the names of the 53 eligible hopefuls, released by City Hall:
Kenisha Clorinda Davis
Roberta S. Howard
Carl L. Bibbs
Lionell Romeo Martin Sr.
Jesse L. Harley
Joseph Moseley II
Leticia B. Ransom
George Pruitt III
Leanne Theresa Muller-Wharton
Marja Ann Stanford Leak
Vicky Michelle Wooten
Sidney Howard Brooks III
William Campbell King Jr.