Ervin endorses Michael Scott for 24th Ward Ald.

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By Michael Romain

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Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) has officially endorsed Michael Scott, Jr., for 24th Ward alderman, according to a statement released by Scott's campaign today, Jan. 12.

"The 28th Ward Democratic Organization is proud to endorse Michael Scott, Jr., for 24th Ward Alderman," Ervin stated. "After careful review of all of the candidates in the race for Alderman, it was clear the best person to lead the 24th Ward was Michael Scott, Jr. The 24th Ward and 28th Ward share North Lawndale and Garfield Park communities. Through  partnerships with individuals like Michael Scott, Jr. we can lead our  communities to a better future."

Scott, 38, a North Lawndale resident and son of the late Chicago school board president Michael Scott, Sr., is an area manager for the Central Region of the Chicago Park District.

In addition to the Ervin endorsement, Scott also picked up th endorsements of former 28th Ward alderman Ed Smith and State Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris (10th).

"Akin to his late father Michael W. Scott, Sr., Mr. Scott is committed  to his family and community," read the statement released by Scott's campaing. "Mr. Scott has proven to be a  results-driven leader in the public and private sectors who advocates  bringing resources and programming to the underserved."

"Michael shares our vision of building an exceptional West Side," stated former Ald. Ed Smith. "We are proud to embrace him, and support his campaign because he is on the side of the people. He is a proven leader with a strong commitment to public service."

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windy from chicago  

Posted: January 27th, 2015 6:51 AM

None of us are looking for any of these preachers to lead us anywhere near a polling place. We don't listen to preachers or politican we research voting records we don't vote based on machine politic. We know the preacher have been getting machine money, back door meeting with the Mayor deals behind our backs involved in closing schools. This didn't just start go back to Austin High School, Brach Candy Factory just a little bit of history. Don't look for your neighbors preacher to get involved.

windy from chicago  

Posted: January 27th, 2015 6:40 AM

It doesn't matter who Ervin endorse, what our people don't seem to understand is splitting up votes and separating of power. Until we learn how to work together against machine politic our communities will continue to have the Jason's, Walter's, Deborah's, Emma's and every other Alderpersons who looks like us, walks like us, lives in the same neighborhood with us but don't service or services us. History forgotten surely is and has been History repeated. Write in Canidate is still a option.

Malcolm Griffin from Chicago  

Posted: January 14th, 2015 11:59 AM

Whats really embarrassing is the dummies in the 28th ward who don't have enough dignity to run a candidate against Jason Ervin. Where is Rev Hatch and Rev Eaddy? Why didnt they support someone? How can you guys let Ervin run unopposed? All of you look like fools in the 28. I guess Ervin is the new boss of the west side! LOL! So I guess he figures his endorsement is powerful. He successfully knocked off all the other bozo challengers. It takes money not link cards to fund campaigns. GOOD GRIEF!

Renee  

Posted: January 14th, 2015 8:57 AM

This is Bizarre. How does Ervin endorse someone elsewhere when 90% of his own ward doesnt endorse him? He spends his entire campaign knocking people off of the ballot. It must suck to try to lead a majority of people who dont like you.

Snapped  

Posted: January 14th, 2015 7:17 AM

Disappointed at this site to even be bothered with who Ervin is endorsing. Talk about Oppression in our community, you all are aiding in it

Snapped from Chicago  

Posted: January 14th, 2015 7:15 AM

Wtf does Ervins endorsement mean to anyone? This clown pays 11k to someone to challenge anyone running against him because NO One in the ward cares for him so its pointless to campaign. This crook did not live in the ward when he won the previous year. He is an embarrassment to our race and community. Is he planning to take n Lawndale and garfield park by storm with more stripper parties? He does NOTHING for the ward except for sending out news letters. He doesnt care about the residents at All

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