CHICAGO SUN-TIMES | LINK ARTICLE
Today we wrap up endorsements in contested aldermanic races and present our choices for city clerk and treasurer.
CHICAGO CITY CLERK
The very need for a city clerk’s office has been questioned by mayoral candidate Gery Chico, who says the city could save millions of bucks by getting rid of it.
Chico may well be right, but while the position still exists, state Rep. Susana A. Mendoza, a Democrat, is the right person to fill it.
The self-described “tech geek” has ambitious plans to overhaul the office’s website and use social media such as Twitter to make it easier for Chicago residents to track what’s happening in the City Council. She also gets points for her intriguing idea to sell advertising on city stickers to generate new revenue.
Where Mendoza really seeks to set herself apart from previous city clerks is by using the power of the office to set policy, as she has for the last decade as a particularly effective state representative.
Mendoza said she would, for instance, introduce an ordinance preventing city employees who have been fired for ethical violations from being hired by other city departments. She is endorsed over Water Reclamation District Commissioner Patricia Horton.
View the most recent endorsement list for Susana Mendoza for Chicago City Clerk.
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