Frankie Says 'No Mas'
Per the Illinois Leader, my former colleague Frank Aguilar has closed the door on seeking a return to office in the next cycle. Frank lost in an election that redefined the word fluke. Apparently, Michelle Chavez didn't get the memo that she was supposed to lose. But opting to stay closer to his home base of Cicero and his recently widowed mom, Frank said:
While I enjoyed my service in state government and was honored to represent the residents of Cicero in that capacity, today I am announcing that I will not be a candidate for state legislative office in the 2006 election cycle.
But that doesn't clear the path for the woman who vanquished Frank. Lisa Hernandez, from Pat Quinn's office, is waiting in the wings and will be a force to be reckoned with.