Carol Moseley-Braun is no stranger to Chicago or Illinois politics. Her career in politics began in 1978 where she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. After being an Illinois House Representative, she went on to be the Recorder of Deeds for Cook County, Illinois. Moseley-Braun also served in the United States Senate as an Illinois Senator from 1993 through 1999. As you can see, her career in politics definitely makes her a qualified candidate to run for Mayor of Chicago.
On Monday September 20th, Moseley-Braun made an announcement that she will begin to collect signatures for her application to be on the ballot for the Mayoral race. Although she hasn’t officially announced her plans to run for Mayor, it is no doubt inevitable. Why else would she be trying to collect 150,000 signatures? Her announcing the collecting of signatures shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who is familiar with this woman and her beliefs. She has represented Illinois and Chicago for the better half of her life, so it should only seem logical for her to jump at a once in a lifetime chance at being Mayor.
What Will Carol Moseley-Braun Do To Help Chicago?
It seems like what Chicago really needs is a strong minded, get things done type of woman. Carol Moseley-Braun is just that type of person. I think she could really do Chicago some good in becoming Mayor. The most important thing about her running for Mayor is her experience with politics in Illinois. She has held many different positions and has ample knowledge to be able to run things like they should be run. I also think this will help Chicago and the violence problem they so desperately need help controlling. My hopes are, that if indeed Moseley-Braun decides to run and ultimately wins the election, she will take a strong stance against the violence and the killing of Chicago’s youth.
What About The Investigation Of Corruption In 1993?
Let’s be honest here, what politician do you know hasn’t been the slightest bit corrupt? Yes, she was investigated for $249,000 in unaccounted for campaign funds. No charges were ever filed against her and she did openly admit to some bookkeeping errors. She is nothing like the other politicians that have been cited for corruption, so that is definitely in her benefit.
Other names are popping up left and right for names to be put on the ballot for Mayor. In an unofficial poll amongst African Americans, Moseley-Braun tied for third with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. I hope and pray that Moseley-Braun will get the 150,000 signatures needed and ultimately win this Mayoral race. It is time Chicago has a woman in power!
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