* From an email sent to Democratic committeepersons this afternoon…
November 8, 2019
Honorable Democratic Committeeman representing the voters of the Illinois House of Representatives - 3rd District (“3rd District”), Article IV, Section 2(d) of the 1970 Illinois Constitution and Section 25-6(a) of the Illinois Election Code state that a vacancy in the office of state representative shall be filled by appointment within 30 days after the occurrence of the vacancy. Also, Article III, Section 4(j) of the By- Laws of the Cook County Democratic Party provides that the Chair of such committee is the committeeman with the greatest number of weighted votes in the 3rd District.
As the democratic committeeman with the greatest number of weighted votes in the 3rd District and the recognized Chair of the 3rd Representative District Committee, I am calling a meeting of the democratic committeeman for the purpose of filing the vacancy created by my retirement from the Illinois House of Representatives.
The meeting of the 3rd Representative District Committee will be held on Friday, November 15 at 5 PM at the Alliance of Polish Clubs, located at 5835 W. Diversey in Chicago, Illinois.
Please know that I placed a legal notice in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, The Chicago Tribune Company’s Spanish language newspaper, HOY, and in digital format via Block Club Chicago’s website informing the community at large of this meeting and inviting any and all potential candidates to submit their credentials for consideration by the committeeman authorized to choose my replacement. At the end of the candidate presentation process we will retire to executive session for discussion and then take a vote to decide who shall be my replacement.
The results of the voting process will then be reduced to writing and it is intended that the appropriate documents will then be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Illinois Secretary of State on the next business day which will be Monday, November 18, 2019.
Luis A. Arroyo,
Chair of the 3rd Representative District Committee Cook County Committeeman, 36th Ward