Monday, February 22, 2010

Recount planned in race for Otaka vacancy

The Evanston Review is reporting that Abbey Fishman-Romanek has filed a request with the office of Cook County Clerk David Orr seeking a recount of the votes cast in the race for the Otaka vacancy.

Bob Seidenberg reports for the Evanston Review that Judge Geary Kull led Fishman-Romanek by only 48 votes in final figures released by the Cook County Clerk. Seidenberg writes that this "race drew attention for its fierce conflict in political loyalties. Fishman-Romanek had received the backing of two Evanston Democratic Party leaders, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and State Sen. and Evanston Township Democratic Committeeman Jeff Schoenberg. Kull, meanwhile, a longtime Evanston youth baseball coach, had received strong support in his base community."

According to Seidenberg's article, the Cook County Clerk's office had not set any date, as of Friday, to address the recount request. Seidenberg's article also does not specify the precincts in which Fishman-Romanek is seeking a recount. If readers have information to pass along in this regard, please leave a comment or send me an email.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

The Kull campaign was given the dates of March 2nd - 10th for the recount.