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Luis Arroyo calls meeting to choose his House replacement

Friday, Nov 8, 2019

* 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

…Adding… More…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments »
  1. - Iggy - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:38 pm:

    I can’t help but feel Jon Stewart would have done a great job with this saga on the daily show.


  2. - Centennial - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:41 pm:

    Well, he is who we thought he was.


  3. - Just Me 2 - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:44 pm:

    He knows who he wants appointed: his son.


  4. - OneMan - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:44 pm:

    Of course he is, he has this thing and it’s bleepin silver…

    And there is going to be a bit of hand wringing, but no political or electoral implications for anyone involved, so why not.


  5. - Rich Miller - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:46 pm:

    === his son===

    Doubt it. Unelectable.


  6. - Yes Man - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:52 pm:

    Can Chicago get any more corrupt


  7. - Bertrum Cates - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:55 pm:

    = “Please be advised that I am the democratic committeeman with the highest weighted vote total within the 3rd district.” =

    Wow. The Pat Quinn “I’M THE GOVERNOR!” ploy. Good luck with that.


  8. - Southsider - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:58 pm:

    Palm meet face. He didn’t have to call the meeting. One of the others could have done it.


  9. - Moe Berg - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:59 pm:

    House should just make clear that anyone appointed with Arroyo’s votes will be subject of an immediate disciplinary proceeding with the intent to expel them as quickly as possible. No individual with the community’s best interest at heart would accept such a tainted appointment. No currently serving GA members should want the individual they forced to resign to have a say in choosing his successor.


  10. - City Zen - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 2:59 pm:

    That letter to Toni is a mouthful. Second paragraph is one sentence with over 70 words.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    Unless there’s a legal way to remove his committeemanship, these are the parameters.

    While succumbing to the pressure from the Illinois House, it appears that pressure won’t make the choice to step down probable.


  12. - Captain Obvious - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:03 pm:

    Ahhhhh. Illinois. Have to believe this latest round of indictments plus this tid bit will vault us over New Jersey For the title of most corrupt state in the union. It is nice to be the best at something.


  13. - Amalia - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:08 pm:

    I love it when people who have been mean to me are shown to be who they are.


  14. - Plutocrat03 - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:12 pm:

    If we are lucky Arroyo will recommend himself for the vacant position.


  15. - revvedup - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:14 pm:

    Sort of a Roland Burris appointment? (appointment under a cloud of politics, suspicion, and lack of ethics by the one making the appointment). “Hey, son, how’d ya like to be a State Rep?”


  16. - Just Me - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:26 pm:

    === Doubt it. Unelectable.===

    How so? He is a County Commissioner.


  17. - Rich Miller - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:28 pm:

    ===How so?===

    His name is Luis Arroyo, Jr. How’s that for a ballot name right now? C’mon. Don’t be so dense. Best to hide out on the county board and wait for this to blow over rather than face the voters in a few months in a contested primary race.


  18. - Moe Berg - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:29 pm:

    Also, the Cook County Dems could call on the other committeemen not to participate In an Arroyo-led process, or to agree they will select a successor without Arroyo’s votes - he has 38%, not the majority. In any case, a stand needs to be taken against corruption. This is when true leaders lead.


  19. - Steve - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:43 pm:

    That Luis Arroyo name is golden.


  20. - Donnie Elgin - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:47 pm:

    The Alliance of Polish Clubs should distance themselves from this.


  21. - RIJ - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:56 pm:

    Nervy little so-and-so.


  22. - SAP - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:59 pm:

    Attitude like that, he ought to be running Exelon.


  23. - Jaded - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 3:59 pm:

    Candidates should refuse to be slated until he steps down. He can’t appoint anyone if they don’t accept the appointment.


  24. - 47th Ward - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 4:01 pm:

    Point of order: Arroyo may have the largest weighted vote, but a quorum may be denied if he doesn’t have 50.01% of the weighted vote and no other Committeemen appear at the meeting.


  25. - Amalia - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 4:03 pm:

    the entire Arroyo saga is so interesting/repulsive. He makes a promise to the loathsome Berrios/Suarez side and pulls back on it. gets his kid on the County Board (hello Forest Preserve District parking ticket scandal), and now, all of this. The Arroyo name is toxic.


  26. - Billy Sunday - Friday, Nov 8, 19 @ 4:17 pm:

    Preckwinkle: “Arroyo who? Throw this letter in the garbage…..as I was saying..”


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