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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Welch declares candidacy to newspapers

The Pioneer Press (David Pollard) covers the essentials of Emanuel Christopher Welch declaring his candidacy to run against Rep. Karen Yarbrough in the Democratic Primary.

The Forest Park Review (Seth Stern) gets into the personal animosity behind the contest.

According to Yarbrough, Welch told her that he was upset that people she associated with, including District 209 board member Charles Flowers, blogger Carl Nyberg, Maywood youth mentor Barbara Coles and Yarbrough supporter Gary Woll, had been critical of his policies at District 209.

She said that Welch called his critics Yarbrough’s "attack dogs," and implied that he might drop out of the race if she got them to quiet down....

Nyberg said that his friendship with Yarbrough had nothing to do with his criticism of Welch. "Chris Welch doesn’t believe that any political organization can exist without someone pulling the strings, because that’s how he operates. He doesn’t believe there are people who actually believe in good government," he said....

"I look at him as a person who is consumed and crazed with power…his actions as school board president would tell me what not to vote for," said Flowers.


And the Forest Park Review editorial staff wrote this:
We hope he does not also bring with him the controversy, paranoia and disdain for differing opinions that he has shown at D209.

It is highly doubtful that all of Welch’s critics are all part of some shady, well-planned plot against him.


For a "real Democrat" Emanuel Christopher Welch sounds quite Nixonian. "Flowers, Barbara Cole, Gary Wohl and Nyberg, they're enemies! Keep a list of them."

3 Comments:

  • Here's the substance of my two most recent ARDC complaints against Emanuel Christopher Welch and James J. Roche.

    One complaint is against Welch and Roche for abusing the legal process to corrupt the political process. Welch's suit against me is the third defamation suit against political critics during elections. In each case Roach represented him. These bad faith suits undermine the First Amendment.

    The second complaint is about the Billy Welch suit and is against only the Roach. Since Billy Welch was indicted for "possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver" and since Roach represented B. Welch in this case, the suit against me alleging B. Welch was never indicted is a lie.

    I have asked for the ARDC to remove the law licenses of both Roach and Emanuel Christopher Welch.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 8:11 PM, October 06, 2005  

  • Go Carl. Keep the pressure on him. If you truly care about our community, I hope you start looking closer at Henderson Yarbrough and his wife also. It appears the Mayor is forcing construction companies to buy insurance from his wife. Also, look at Pasquale in Bellwood? It appears he has corrupt people all around him: Sei, Herrel, McCampbell, Bruno, Ronan, Larry Smith, etc., etc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:56 AM, October 07, 2005  

  • Which construction companies are being pressured to buy insurance through Karen Yarbrough? On which projects are they working?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:24 PM, October 07, 2005  

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