The West Wing taught me that Friday was the day the White House released negative stories to the press, in the hope they would go unnoticed. I was reminded of this when I learned that today, on a Friday before a long holiday weekend, the news was released that Alderman Calvin Lewis (Third Ward), who is now also assistant director of the Youth Department, has resigned his position as alderman "to avoid conflict of interest": "Lewis resigns from Common Council."
According to the article, "Lewis will have to be replaced before the end of the year, and the council will hold a special meeting to discuss its next steps." Presumably, Lewis will also have to be replaced as a candidate for Third Ward alderman on the ballot in November. According to information provided by John Kane in a comment on this blog, Lewis's replacement on the ballot will be determined by a committee made up of Emily Chameides, Kate Treacy, and Kamal Johnson.
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