Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ed Smith 8th alderman not to run: sources :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: City Hall

Ed Smith 8th alderman not to run: sources :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: City Hall

Ald. Ed Smith (28th), Chicago’s longest-serving black alderman, has told Mayor Daley he intends to resign, becoming the eighth sitting aldermen not to stand for re-election in a difficult year for incumbents, City Hall sources said Friday.

Smith refused to discuss his impending resignation and brushed past a reporter seeking comment.

Smith is a veteran political warhorse swept into office during the historic 1983 election that made Harold Washington Chicago’s first African-American mayor.

Smith was an institution. Tough job, tough ward; I'll miss him.

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