“At this point I don’t have a preference for mayor. I just feel that the mayor needs to keep aware of what the people are wanting. As far as I know from what I see around the city, I think he has done a good job as far as building up the City of Chicago. If someone wants to run against him because he’s lacking something then I just want to see what they’re platform is – if it’s different than his. I do have an open mind.”
“Now that Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr., isn’t running, I’m looking forward to Dorothy Brown running because I would love to see a black lady mayor.”
“I’m not sure who I’m going to vote for, but at this point there is a primary first.* I’m either going to vote for Dorothy Brown or Bill ‘Doc’ Walls, and the reason for me doing that is because I don’t want the mayor to get the majority vote this time. If he doesn’t get a certain amount then there would have to be a run-off, and then I would change depending on the outcome of the run-off. Then, I would know definitely who I would vote for.”
Jonathan B. Roberts
“My preference for mayor is Danny K. Davis.** The only reason why I pick him; he’s about the only politician I know that has genuine integrity. About 10 years ago I tried to use one of his office stamps for personal use and he told me no. He came out of his pocket with $10 and sent me across the street to go buy a stamp. If you knew me back then – if you give me $10, you are not getting any change back. So he’d rather spend $10 for a 22-cent stamp than to let me use the business stamp. So right there that showed me he was a man of integrity.”
Theodore E. Rollins
“Since Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr. isn’t running, I’ll have to go with Dorothy Brown. I think we’re in need of a black woman mayor for the City of Chicago.”
“At the present time I do not have a preference for mayor. I’m waiting to see who files petitions and then I’ll make my determination.”
*In 1999 the Board of Elections change from primary elections to Municipal General Election. The mayoral election is based on that person getting 50-plus-one percent of the vote rather than the old primary election procedure. If candidates do not have the 50-plus-one, then there is a run off.
**Cong. Davis ran for mayor in 1991, but has not announced that he is running for mayor in 2007.