Jenkins, Perez, Schorr, Soto, and Stokes in Tenuous Political Circumstance
Chicago, IL — An Illinois State Appeals Court today ruled that Rahm Emanuel, declared candidate for Mayor of Chicago is not qualified for the office because he was found not to be a resident of the city for the required minimum of one year prior to the election. The ruling superceded a lower court decision and also that of the Chicago Election Board that had initially permitted his name being placed on the February 22nd ballot.
The Appellate Court noted that although Mr Emanuel owned a house within the Chicago city limits, he did not reside there.
The ruling may become the precedent to unseat Westchester County Board Legislator Ken Jenkins abdicate his position because he too owns a house within outside the district he represent. He lives in that house with his family but he also maintains a pied–à–terre across the street which is situated within the district. Mr Jenkins has in the past explained that his house was specifically gerrymandered out of the district.
Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr still resides in the City of White Plains despite the requirement demanded of him that he take residence in the City of Yonkers within the first six months of his taking office. He attested before the Yonkers City Council and on television to that effect. He has no intention of taking residence in Yonkers.
Political operative Wilson Soto, Esq., was found to have fraudulently attested to resided within Yonkers 2nd District. He appended his signature stating that to be the case. Almost a year later, the case is almost forgotten and he did not then, nor now, reside at the address he swore to hold residence.
Mount Vernon Inspector General Harry Stokes is required to reside south of 287 but he resides in Salem, New York, which is situated north of 287.
Virginia Perez is expected to declare her candidacy for Yonkers City Councilwoman representing the 3rd District but she resides in the 2nd District.