Thursday, July 20, 2017

August 3 fundraiser set for Judge Cecilia Anne Horan

Supporters of Judge Cecilia Horan's countywide judicial campaign are organizing a fundraiser for their candidate on Thursday, August 3, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted.

Jeremy Gottschalk, Ray Koenig, 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez, 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O’Connor, and Alain Villeneuve are the listed hosts for this event. Tickets are $125 apiece, and sponsorships are available (Supporter - $250, Sponsor - $500, Patron - $1,000, Chair - $1,500, and Host - $2,500). "Young professionals" will be admitted for $75 each. Tickets are available online at this link.

For more information about the event, or to find out what qualifies as a "young professional", email


Anonymous said...

Serious question. Are we to presume Ms. Horan is already on the "wink and a nod" list for slating? You know the list I am speaking of, where slating candidates already know they will be slated? What is the point of the dog and pony show of pretending to make it look to the media that there is a level of fairness about this process. In the case of Ms. Horan, committeemen are already coming out and hosting fundraisers for someone whom we are supposed to believe may have to run against the party. But alas, the ole wink and nod.

Let me be the first to congratulate Ms. Horan on being slated!!

PS: Similar to being told the results of a vote that has not yet happened, I will presume that if history repeats itself certain people with know the results of a "lottery" before it happens.

Jack Leyhane said...

Serious answer, Anon 7/20 @ 3:53 p.m.: The participation of two committeemen as sponsors of this fundraiser does not (necessarily) guarantee that Judge Horan will be slated. It should mean that she has (at least) two votes at the slating meeting, at least when the initial votes are taken.

Lots of committeemen are plumping for this candidate, or that one, at this stage -- and a substantial warchest certainly helps the argument that Committeeman A may make on behalf of Candidate B, so it stands to reason that Committeeman A would lend his or her name to Candidate B's fundraising efforts. These efforts do not guarantee that, once the slate is made, and Candidate B is bypassed, that Committeeman A will not drop Candidate B like a hot potato.

Of course, conversely, being slated does not mean that all 80 committeemen will line up loyally behind the chosen ones -- search the archives -- there are plenty of examples of this committeeman, or that one, or several of them, dropping Slated Candidate X on Primary Election Day in favor of Non-Slated Candidate Y.

You may be right, Anon. Nods and winks may have been given. But we can't be sure. Not at this point. The only thing we can be sure of is that nods and winks (i.e., promises of future conduct) can not be enforced....

Anonymous said...

Given how one third of the CONTESTED 2016 slate was defeated, neither Horan nor any of the other countywides should uncork the bubbly even if they get slated. Just saying.