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Friday, Sep 18, 2020

* Evanston Roundtable

An Evanston resident for more than a decade, Daniel Biss has announced that he is planning to run for Mayor of the City of Evanston. He is currently a consultant for the Energy Foundation.

The RoundTable asked Mr. Biss five questions about his candidacy. His answers appear below.

Asked why he wishes to be Mayor of Evanston, Mr. Biss said, “We’re experiencing a long-overdue national reckoning on issues of racial justice, policing, and segregation — and Evanston is a progressive community that wants to be at the forefront of addressing these subjects. It would be an honor to spend the next four years helping our community make critical but difficult strides toward justice, and to lead our neighbors down that same path.” […]

The Mayor’s foremost duty, Mr. Biss said, “is to bring all of Evanston together. This means bringing in all voices to formulate a bold vision for our city, and then working relentlessly in pursuit of that vision. The Mayor must also lead the City Council to ensure that it is both a highly functioning legislative body and an effective instrument to transmit concerns from all nine wards. Finally, the Mayor must communicate very clearly and transparently with residents to ensure that when the City acts, everyone has a clear understanding of what is happening and why it’s happening — and this has to be done in a timely manner so that residents can weigh in when it still matters.”

* The Question: Daniel Biss’ mayoral campaign slogan?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

48 Comments
  1. - Frumpy White Guy - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 4:28 am:

    It would be bliss if you vote for Biss. Plus, he needs to be working on that government pension.


  2. - J - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 6:37 am:

    “Gettin ‘iss done!”
    DB is the man. Cares about people


  3. - DougChicago - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 7:21 am:

    I’ll be as good of a mayor as I was a mathematician!

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2017/9/29/18372500/are-gov-hopeful-biss-s-claims-of-math-prowess-pi-in-the-sky


  4. - MOON - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 7:41 am:

    “I need a job”


  5. - stevesewall - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 8:15 am:

    Can’t Miss With Biss


  6. - DuPage Saint - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 8:30 am:

    Here for you till something better comes along


  7. - Chatham Resident - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 8:54 am:

    “Just like Quinn, I won’t go away”

    “Progressive on everything except your pensions”


  8. - Thomas Paine - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 8:56 am:

    Biss Lives Matter.


  9. - Back to the Future - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 8:58 am:

    It does give him a platform to keep in the public eye and launch a bid for Governor in the next Democratic Primary.
    Pritzker was not the choice of a majority of Democrats in the last primary and it appears he has done little to increase his base outside of Springfield insiders.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:06 am:

    - Back to the Future -

    Did Biss suddenly get $90 million in disposable monies in these two years?

    The Governor is still polling positive in Coronavirus.

    The only way the Governor is vulnerable is if the Fair Tax fails. That would be a colossal failure.

    Where is Biss going to get monies to compete.

    To the QOTD

    “Math Says Biss Won’t Miss”


  11. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:09 am:

    Biss for Mayor…it just adds up.


  12. - Anon E Moose - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:12 am:

    Something about juggling?


  13. - Honeybear - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:19 am:

    Watch your Pensions labor, here comes the hatchet man. The architect of SB1 knows how to cut


  14. - Jocko - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:48 am:

    Let’s hope that, during the stump, Biss doesn’t slip and say he’s running for placeholder.


  15. - BigLou - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:49 am:

    It just doesn’t add up.


  16. - walker - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:53 am:

    “”Pritzker was not the choice of a majority of Democrats in the last primary”"
    What are you trying to say, about Biss running for Mayor?


  17. - Chatham Resident - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:54 am:

    “Most likely to be endorsed by Pat Quinn”


  18. - Back to the Future - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:57 am:

    OW
    Like your Slogan.
    As to J.B., he won the primary because of Public Official A and the biggest reason he won the General was a guy named Bruce.
    Those fellows will not be around next time.


  19. - Friendly Bob Adams - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 9:57 am:

    Got Biss??


  20. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:03 am:

    - Back to the Future -

    Thanks.

    Keep in mind, you can’t ignore $300K a day that Pritzker spent, and will spend again.

    Labor won’t back Biss after the pension stuff, so there’s that too.

    Biss would need real, high 8-digit money and labor to be at least neutral against him.

    Don’t see either happening.

    I do think Biss could make a great mayor for Evanston, he’s qualified. I wish him well.


  21. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:04 am:

    Want more dough? Elect Biss quick.


  22. - Back to the Future - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:06 am:

    OW
    Good points on Biss.


  23. - Chatham Resident - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:12 am:

    “Endorsed by Squeezy”


  24. - don the legend - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:15 am:

    Don’t dis Biss.

    Ducky LaMoore-good one


  25. - Northsider - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:17 am:

    U Can’t Touch Biss.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:25 am:

    - Back to the Future -

    Thanks. Stay well.

    “QOTD?”

    “Figure on Biss” (then have math symbols, again)


  27. - Rabid - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:37 am:

    Biss can’t miss


  28. - Teddy Salad - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:39 am:

    Don’t Biss away your future.


  29. - Rabid - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:41 am:

    Biss you can count on him


  30. - Rabid - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:42 am:

    Dan right


  31. - 60611 - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:51 am:

    “Until Schakowsky Retires”


  32. - Amalia - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 10:51 am:

    Evanston Tenure for Biss


  33. - zatoichi - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 11:04 am:

    “is to bring all of xxxx together”, “transparently”, plus ten other campaign standards.

    As a consultant he has some extra time?


  34. - Angry Republican - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 11:15 am:

    Ignorance is Biss


  35. - Waguespacked - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 11:24 am:

    Daniel Biss for Mayor: Literally my only option


  36. - Chatham Resident - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 11:46 am:

    “Don’t feel bad if you don’t understand my campaign logo.”


  37. - @misterjayem - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 11:59 am:

    “Biss, Please”

    – MrJM


  38. - Les Nesman - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 12:08 pm:

    I can’t be Comptroller or Governor but let me be your Mayor


  39. - north shore cynic - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 12:41 pm:

    vote for Biss - Evanston’s own Lar Daley


  40. - Evanston - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 12:58 pm:

    Not a long time resident, “More then a decade” try 52 years

    I was born in Evanston 52 years ago on September 22nd

    I will never support him. He is an opportunist and just wants to use this position as a stepping stone. He will not be focused on this position but the next. He will not be receiving the votes of my family and or friends no matter their political strips.

    Finally, we remember what he tried to do to the State Employee Pension. Hey Bliss, you thought that we forgot. Well, we will never forget and you will never receive our votes and/or support not even for Dog catcher.


  41. - Groucho - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 1:41 pm:

    Biss: Today I announce that my running mate will be Ameya Pawar.


  42. - Keyrock - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 1:51 pm:

    He’ll do a great job. Then he’ll be an excellent Congressman.


  43. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 2:11 pm:

    “Your vote is amiss unless cast for Biss.”


  44. - Practical Politics - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 2:23 pm:

    “long-overdue national reckoning on issues of racial justice, policing, and segregation”

    How about “What’s Your Point, Biss?” as a slogan?

    Evanston’s longest serving mayor was an African American woman. The current police chied is also an African American. The Evanston City Council approved reparations.


  45. - Commonsense in Illinois - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 2:55 pm:

    T(x) = √x +9 3√x7− 2 5√x2 T ( x) = x + 9 x 7 3 − 2 x 2 5 2020!


  46. - Gerard2 - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 3:45 pm:

    I’m Your Man Until The Retirement of Jan


  47. - FormerILLobster - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 4:20 pm:

    His slogan for life… “I’m smarter than you”


  48. - Chris Waller - Friday, Sep 18, 20 @ 4:31 pm:

    A very descent man, who will work for the people…


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