Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paul Vallas Might Run, Might Not

Finally. A Republican who just might win in Cook County: Paul Vallas. And he just might run. Yep, he's considering it, and if he does he will do it as a Republican. Carol Marin had this about Vallas announcing that he will challenge Todd "Shorty" Stroger for the position of Cook County Board President. Paul Vallas is ready to run again. "Cook County is broken, and I like fixing things that are broken." The speed-talking, reform-minded maverick who was CEO of Chicago Public Schools under Mayor Daley, then lost the 2002 gubernatorial primary to Rod Blagojevich by just 25,000 votes, went on to make a national name rescuing school districts in Philadelphia and New Orleans.. Full Article at Chicago Sun-Times... HOWEVER, it is not yet certain that Vallas will run, as noted today in New Orleans by (emphasis added): The Chicago media reported unequivocally Wednesday that Vallas plans to leave New Orleans at the end of the 2009 calendar year to run for the office. But Vallas was less clear-cut in subsequent interviews. "It's not definitive that I'm running," he said. But the headline-grabbing educator added that he has formed an exploratory committee and would welcome the challenge of "taking on another big problem" in Illinois. Full Story at For those of us who are sick of Todd Stroger's Corruptocracy, let's keep our fingers crossed. RELATED: Paul Vallas Might Run, Might Not Paul Vallas to run for Cook County Board Paul Vallas tells Chicago newspaper he's leaving New Orleans Suburban Republicans welcome Vallas Recovery Schools Chief Plans To Leave Post Daley Lukewarm on Vallas' Return Todd Stroger Turns It On! CNB RSS Feed