Only two days after personally appointing his successor in the Illinois House of Representatives, Mike Madigan (Mike Madigan) on Tuesday suddenly urged the 13th Ward employee to resign due to “suspicious behavior.”
Madigan played an important role in promoting the appointment of 26-year-old state Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, earning him a 56% weighted vote. But about 48 hours later, the former Illinois Speaker of the House of Representatives suddenly changed gears.
“After learning that Mr. Kodat was involved in suspicious behavior, someone suggested that he resign and serve as the state representative of 22 countries.nd Madigan said in a joint statement with Ald on Tuesday night. Marty Quinn (1
The statement did not elaborate on the nature of the “suspicious behavior.”
With the support of two other Democratic members, Kodat won the 63% weighted vote required to replace Madigan at a meeting held on Sunday morning at the building also located in the southwest headquarters of Madigan.
CapitolFax first reported Madigan’s heart change.
It is not clear whether Kodak will resign. He did not respond to a request for comment.
Madigan, 78, also serves as the 13th member of the Ward Committee. He and four other members of the Cook County Democratic Party were responsible for appointing Madigan to the seat for half a century.
Since July 2017, Kodat has been serving as the infrastructure manager for Quinn, a hand-picked al wooden player hand-picked by Madigan. Data from Chicago shows that his annual salary as a work assistant is $42,456.
Quinn and Codat sat side by side at Sunday’s meeting. Kodak’s mother and girlfriend also attended the oath of office meeting.
At that meeting, Silvana Tabares (No. 23) was also a member of the Democratic Committee of her ward and asked Kodak some difficult questions in her speech.
Tabares supported the position of rival candidate Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar.
After Kodatt won, Tabares said he would “have to reapply for his job to important people, and these are our voters.”
Tabares said: “Voters, residents need to express their opinions.” “In the process, they are what really matters, so he will have to talk to them. He is responsible for them.
The other two committee members who also voted for Kodatt on Sunday are Ald. Derrick Curtis (No. 18) and Stickney’s Vincent Cainkar (Vincent Cainkar), they handed over the weighted vote to Curtis. State Representative Aaron Ortiz (Aaron Ortiz) also served as a member of the 14th Ward Committee and also supported another candidate.
Madigan’s sudden reversal is the latest turning point in his political downward trend-embarrassing the veteran politician, who is known for being a few steps ahead of his opponent.
The former Southwestern powerhouse resigned on Monday as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party. It has been less than a week since he resigned as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives since 1971. It has been since the troubled lawmaker gave up running for speaker There are six weeks.
It all started last summer, after federal prosecutors accused ComEd officials of bribing Madigan’s associates in exchange for his organization’s help in passing favorable laws.
Medigan has not been charged with any crime and has denied wrongdoing, but four members of his inner circle were indicted in November for alleged bribery schemes.