* I told subscribers about this on Wednesday…
Even before Aki Colovic slipped through the sliding door of the Uber minivan outside his house Friday afternoon he thought something was up.
The 34-year-old just couldn’t quite place where he had seen Jaime, his driver, before.
Then it hit him: The man behind the wheel was his local state representative, Jaime Andrade Jr.
“It’s very surprising. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it,” Colovic said minutes into the ride.
The two had met when Andrade had knocked on the door of Colovic’s Old Irving Park home while campaigning in early 2014.
Andrade, who represents the state’s 40th District, has been driving Uber under the radar for more than two months.
It’s not a gimmick.
The representative, whose district includes a portion of the Northwest Side, said he needs the cash to support his family as the state budget mess drags out and regular paychecks to legislators have been sporadic at best.
DNAInfo did a good job on this story, so go check it out.