Transparency Timer

Update: We have Results. Every candidate with a website has now released some of their Special Interest Questionnaires.

Candidates who have released their questionnaires: 

(in order of release)

Jacob

Rebecca

Leslie

Derek

Ald. Smith

Steve

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We have heard a lot of talk about Ethics recently. I think it's time for Results.



1) Earlier this month I signed the "People First Pledge" in the spirit of transparency and good government. This pledge lists eight concrete actions and commitments that I promise to carry out as I seek elected office, including; term limits for Mayor and Council Chairmanships; limiting “aldermanic prerogative”; and submitting to oversight by an empowered Inspector General. I have also signed the Common Cause IL initiative to get money out of politics.

2) I was the first candidate for 43rd Ward Alderman to make all of my answers to "Special Interest" questionnaires public on my website.  These questionnaires are often difficult to find for the average voter, hidden by candidates and the special interests looking for favors. I asked my fellow candidates to publicly release their answers and am proud to announce that my fellow candidates agreed to follow my lead and sign the 43rd Ward Transparency Pledge

3) Additionally, since August, I have been gathering signatures on a petition add an advisory referendum to the ballot, to reduce the number of Aldermen from 50 to 25. Contact us here how to sign this petition.

Recent events have highlighted that we deserve better of our City Council. We need representatives who maintain a high moral integrity and are committed to transparency. I pledge to be independent, transparent and a steward of good government. 

At our debate on Thursday, Jan 24, both Alderman Michelle Smith and Derek Lindblom committed to releasing what they were saying behind closed doors to special interest groups to gain their support. The clock at the top of this page will run until they both meet their commitment made to the voters that night.

Update: Thank you, Derek, for releasing your questionnaires

 

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Candidates who have released their questionnaires: 

(in order of release)

Jacob

Rebecca

Leslie

Derek

Ald. Smith

Steve