This is the final installment in a series on our 19th ward aldermanic candidates.
Matt O'Shea has gotten the most exposure of our aldermanic candidates. As a long-established member of Ginger Rugai's staff, he's had an unfair advantage over the other candidates. You can read more about where he's coming from on his official campaign web site.
Are you aware that O'Shea favors a Chicago casino as a source of revenue, and that he would consider additional privatization of city assets, such as Midway Airport?
You can't read his responses to IVI-IPO's candidate questionnaire, because he apparently didn't bother to respond.
Here's a 19th Ward blog posting, which includes a recent Beverly Review piece on O'Shea.
I have to question how well we will be represented by a candidate who can't be bothered to respond to questionnaires or attend candidate forums. I haven't spoken directly to him or anyone from his campaign to find out why he's been so non-responsive. The message these actions send, in the absence of words to explain them, is that he arrogantly expects 19th ward voters to be compliant sheep and vote for him simply because he's Ginger Rugai's heir apparent.
His campaign web site mostly talks about what he has done. We need to know more about what he will do to listen and respond to the needs of all 19th ward residents.
If Matt O'Shea or anyone from his campaign would like to provide more information, I hope that they will both share it in comments and attend future candidate forums in the ward.