Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Hooray for Roland Burris!
We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, give high praises to one of its own, Former Illinois Attorney General and Comptroller Roland Burris, a fellow Chatham resident, to his appointment by Illinois Governor Roderick Blagojevich to the vacant United States Senate seat for the expiring term of now President-elect Barack Obama! He is well-seasoned and qualified to fill the seat to a term ending in 2010. Burris, 71 and a Democrat, is a longtime political player in Illinois who has run for governor before, including in a primary challenge against Blagojevich. Obama backed him over Blagojevich in that race. He has also run for the Senate before as well. We wish him well for his swearing-in and the necessary constituent legislative agenda that can now be introduced, sponsored and managed through the Congress for a President Barack Obama signature into law. For more on Roland Burris, see, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Burris. You may also visit our website at http://www.capcc.org/.