In case you haven’t heard, a majority of the 49th Ward voters in Tuesday’s election selected Maria Hadden to be our next alderman.
I called Maria Tuesday night to congratulate her and offered my pledge to work with her to ensure a smooth transition. I wish her all the best in her new position. Alderman of the 49th Ward is one of the most demanding, and yet most fulfilling jobs one could ever ask for.
I will continue to serve as your alderman until Monday, May 20th, when Maria and her 49 colleagues will be sworn into office. Until then, please feel free to call my office for any city service request or other assistance you may need. My staff and I stand ready to serve you.
I will bid my final farewell as alderman and offer some closing thoughts when my term ends officially in May, but in the meantime, I would like to thank the residents of the 49th Ward for the privilege of representing them for the last 28 years.
It was an amazing run.