Michael J. Madigan announced today that he will resign as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) and will appoint Vice Chairman Karen Yarbrough as the party’s interim chairman until the appointment of a new chairman until.
After being elected for the first time in 1998, under Madigan’s leadership, the Democratic Party held the “blue wall” in the Midwest, held supermajorities in the Legislative Yuan, passed landmark legislation, and achieved leadership in the progressive policy of Illinois. Increase the number of women, and members of the colored and LGBTQ communities will serve in the state elected office.
“In the past two decades, we have elected various Democrats in Illinois, and helped send leaders from our hometown of Chicago to the White House, making Illinois a democratic stronghold in the Midwest,”; said Medigan. In general, we are facing conservative extremism and defending workers and men. I believe that the Democratic Party of Illinois will continue to consolidate our position and become a beacon of progressive values. No family, Shirley, Lisa, Tiffany, Nicole With Andrew’s support, my job is impossible. I thank each of them for their unwavering love and support, allowing me to engage in this work for a long time.”
After recently serving as DPI vice chairman, Karen Yarbrough will assume the role of interim chairman.
Yarbrough said: “Everyone knows Illinois, which is a reliable blue state in the Midwest and the entire United States. This is largely due to the leadership of Mike Madigan.” “Illinois Democrats People should thank Chairman Madigan for his support, resources and time for candidates at all levels and races. As our party enters the transition and looks to the future, I hope we will not forget his extraordinary contribution. I thank him And wish him his best performance in the next chapter.”
Madigan’s resignation as chairman takes effect immediately. Madigan’s current four-year term as a member of the State Central Committee ends in the primary election in March 2022. According to the Illinois State Election Law, the 36 members of the Democratic State Central Committee will meet within 30 days and elect a new chairman to serve for the remaining period.
“I thank Michael Madigan for serving as the chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party for more than 20 years, which allowed us to enjoy the vast majority of seats in both seats of the General Assembly. I am confident in the ability of the Central Committee to elect a new chairman. Illinois Democratic Party Still strong, we will continue to work hard to build a more equitable country.”
…Add to… From Madigan to party members…
I am writing to tell you today that I have resigned as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. Vice Chairman Karen Yarbrough will serve as interim chairman until the Democratic Central Committee meets to select a new chairman.
I want to take this opportunity to express my honor to lead me through the Democrats of Illinois in a challenging and rewarding era. Over the past two decades, we have increased the number of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community in the Illinois elected office, and helped send leaders from our home city of Chicago to the White House. We are faced with conservative extremism and always stand up for the hardworking men and women of Illinois. Together, we have remained stable, becoming the “blue wall” of the Midwest, occupying a majority in the legislature, and passing landmark legislation to make Illinois a leader in progressive policies.
Personally, I like working with everyone. Your commitment to democratic ideals and progressive values has made our tent bigger and put Illinois at the forefront of the most critical issues facing our country.
I believe that the Democratic Party of Illinois will continue to strengthen our position as a beacon of progressive values and a defender of hardworking men and women.
Of course, without the support and sacrifice of my family, Shirley, Lisa, Tiffany, Nicole and Andrew, these jobs would be impossible. I thank each of them for their unwavering love and support, enabling me to engage in this work for a long time.
With the most cordial personal greetings, I still
*** Update *** Please note that US Senator Durbin is not on the list…
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Governor of Illinois, today announced his support for Oldman Michel Harris as the next chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois:
“As our country emerges from the chaos of the Trump era, our country begins to chart a bright path forward under the new legislative leadership. The next leader of the Democratic Party of Illinois must continue what we have achieved by supporting the Democratic candidate. Progress. Equally help working families at the local, state and federal levels. We believe that Alderman Michelle Harris (Alderman Michelle Harris) is most qualified to lead our party forward in the coming years and hope The State Central Committee elected her as the next chairman of the party.”
Dubin has always wanted to control the contracting states for a long time. Please stay tuned, but I doubt he can win this award.
…Add to… I was asked to remove the reference to Lightfoot from the release. Obviously, the statement has not yet been approved by her.
***Update 2*** Press release…
Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2) announced his candidacy for chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois
“Today, I announced my intention to run for chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. With democracy under siege, it is more important than ever that the leaders of our party can appeal to voters in 102 counties across the state. I represent The Congressional District is a city, suburb, and country. This is the epitome of the country and gives me a unique perspective and understanding to lead our party forward. I have always been a powerful leader of the party and have a voice that expresses the progress of Illinois. As chairman, I will bring a new approach, including my collaborative and inclusive work ethics. In the next few days, I look forward to sharing my views on the future of the Illinois Democratic Party with members of the State Central Committee I want to thank Mike Madigan for his service to the Democratic Party.”