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John Arena – Accidental Alderman

Well folks, here we are. We have an Alderman that by all accounts should have won the race hands down by virtue of the Democratic population of the 45th Ward but only won by 29 votes. That’s not saying much for the overall confidence of the Ward in Arena’s ability to lead it in to prosperity. The reality is that the Garrido supporters assumed (incorrectly) that Garrido would win hands down and many did not come out to vote. Shame on those people as it is a true testament of the old adage of “Every Vote Counts”. I understand everyone’s confidence in Garrido but not coming out to vote? Now we have to live 4 years with PPNA-ish shenanigans that have already started. The poor guys at the Klee Building who just want businesses to move in are going to have to deal with a grudge Arena has with them. Sad, sad times are ahead of us. 6 Corners will just get worse while the rest of the Ward get ignored.

Anyway, please feel free to use this post to vent your frustrations over the situation and to keep an eye on “Alderman Elect Arena” and the sure to happen antics that will come with that title.



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John Garrido – What The 45th Ward Needs

So here we are in the 45th Ward with a decision to make. Our long time Alderman is now gone and we have 2 new faces in the bunch. John Garrido and John Arena. You saw many of the responses to the blog post on John Arena so I won’t belabor the obvious. So enter John Garrido. John (Garrido) has a long standing career of public service in the City of Chicago and a vision of the 45th Ward that directly parallels what I believe in. I met with him over the weekend and feel he is true to his word and has the campaign staff to make it happen. He gets it.

So, rather than me go on about why it makes sense to vote for Garrido and not Arena I will turn it over to you nice folks as your opinion really matters on this one and is the foundation for the future of the 45th. Good or bad turnout, it is on your shoulders. For the record, this blog has had close to 5,000 views since the beginning of January which shows you are paying attention so now take the time to leave an opinion.


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