latin king Runs for Clerk
Oh yeah, he's also an alderdcreature. Thank goodness he isn't designing city stickers.
Yet somehow none of that manages to disqualify him for running for higher office:
The most prominent Cook County primary race this year is for an office that generally is low-profile: clerk of the Circuit Court.
Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd), who has been on the City Council since 1993, is challenging three-term incumbent Dorothy Brown, also of Chicago.
At the heart of the race is what many rank-and-file lawyers privately regard as a scandal: the office’s inefficiency in handling court records and the frequency with which key documents go missing. One Chicago politician jokes that the office is so antiquated that it’s the largest consumer of carbon paper anywhere.
Both Munoz and Brown claim they can fix those problems.