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#1 mauserme

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:30 PM


Clayborne declines to seek another term in Senate

Published: 21 September 2017

BELLEVILLE Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) released the following statement today:

I want to thank my constituents over the years for allowing me to serve them in Springfield. In collaboration with my constituents we have worked together to improve the quality of life in the 57th Senatorial District by increasing education funding, building new schools and improving access to technology in the classroom.

Additionally, we have worked together to provide greater resources through grants to our local police and fire departments to improve public safety. Our hard work has led to an improved transportation system and increased economic opportunities for all.

I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election next year. I am going to focus on my family and my life out of public service. I look forward to this new chapter in my life and would once again like to thank the people of the 57th District for allowing me to be their voice in Springfield.

Clayborne has represented the 57th Legislative District since 1995. The district is located primarily in St. Clair County, while also containing parts of Madison County.

Clayborne has also served as the Senate Majority Leader, the second highest ranking member of the Senate, since 2009.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

All these people not seeking re election next year is going to make for some interesting turn of events.  Must be getting close to a 20% turnover for the next election.  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

More than 2 dozen, about 15% of GA at the time of this article

Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

And with that many newcomers might the writing be on the wall for madigan? Probably not but one can hope.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:18 PM

I wonder if they believe that state financial collapse is immemant and don't want want that to happen on their watch.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

They want to avoid the pitchforks and torches.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:08 PM

And with that many newcomers might the writing be on the wall for madigan? Probably not but one can hope.


I do too !!  AND, it turns out his adopted daughter, Lisa (the AG) is not going to run either!! :frantics:


I wonder if they believe that state financial collapse is imminent and don't want want that to happen on their watch.


Of course not.  Why should the "rats" that caused this debacle stick around for the disaster they caused? :headbang1:


They want to avoid the pitchforks and torches.


:drool:  :devil: :clap:  I got matches !!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

Like rats on a sinking ship....  But the home owners and tax payers are the ones that will suffer the most.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

If this is a sign of the pending collapse then I'm surprised, I figured we had a few more years.
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