Lightfoot chooses 24th Ward replacement for Michael Scott Jr.; all signs point to Scott’s sister, Monique
Sources said Lightfoot met Thursday with three finalists: Monique Scott, the former alderman’s sister; Trina Mangrum, chief of staff to Ald. Jason Ervin (28th); and former Chicago Bulls player Wallace “Mickey” Johnson.
Lightfoot doing her best to make sure this city continues to run on nepotism
Nothing makes my blood boil quite like political offices becoming dynastic. It's basically advertising that the position will no longer be filled by the most qualified individuals.
So apparently Michael Scott is (and will remain) the Democratic committeeman of the 24th Ward, and according to the Sun Times, they traded his endorsement for her appointment:
" Lightfoot will now receive the still-formidable endorsement of Michael Scott Jr., who remains Democratic committeeman of the 24th Ward."
Long live the Chicago Machine