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The Undercard No More - Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza

Friday, June 10, 2011

KYLE HILLMAN, THE HUFFINGTON POST | LINK TO ARTICLE

With the local media fixated on each of Rahm Emanuel's first 30 days, it becomes easy to forget that two other city-wide elected officials settled into their digs in City Hall a month ago as well.

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, who after a successful ballot challenge found herself being the last candidate standing, returned to a position not many in Chicago have a clue what the job entails. There is a certain benefit in running unopposed, besides knowing you are going to win -- you don't have to campaign. There are no late night strategy sessions, no volunteer meetings and most importantly you don't have to spend money. The downside is no one has a clue who you are or what you do, which maybe is how Treasurer Neely likes it. Almost 30 days later, and how many Chicagoans are any closer to understanding the role of treasurer?
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Tech-savvy Mendoza Sets the Tone for Social Media Inside the City Clerk's Office

Monday, March 07, 2011

KATIE BANKS - MEDILL GRADUATE STUDENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

Susana Mendoza will be Chicago’s next city clerk partly because she figured out how to effectively use Facebook and Twitter to bring her voters to the polls. Now, she plans to utilize that same social media to stimulate transparency in City Council.
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