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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

M06, LaShawn Ford to run [8th Rep]

Riverside/Brookfield Landmark (Terry Dean) reports LaShawn Ford will run for state representative in the Democratic Primary. Rep. Calvin Giles (Dem) currently holds the office. Wednesday Journal (Terry Dean) explains Giles may not be allowed to run for re-election because of unpaid fines against his campaign committee.

Rev. C.L. Sparks of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 5443 West Huron, Chicago, has also been mentioned as a potential candidate.


  • The 8th district could do better but Ford IS NOT the one. He's an egoist and willnot do what it takes to address issues in the district.

    His website talks about xoffenders but what has he done to help them? He has a business and could offer employment but has he?

    And Carl, what's up with Dan Davis? It was a love-feast with Giles, Dan and the Governor last week at his fundraiser but his staff person Tumia is the campaign mgr for Ford. Is Danny a double-minded man or has he got an out-of-control-staffer?

    By Anonymous 8th Districter, at 7:55 PM, December 13, 2005  

  • I deleted a comment made under "anonymous". Please use a pseudonym or I will delete the comments.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:25 AM, December 14, 2005  

  • What did I write about comments posted under "anonymous"?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:07 AM, January 02, 2006  

  • 8th Districter,

    Congressman Davis has an out of control staffer. Tumia apparently feels that she has annointing powers and for whatever reason is pushing hard for this Ford guy. I think you're right about Ford. I've seen his business signs all over the westside.

    Westside Ben

    By Blogger WestsideBen, at 10:16 AM, January 11, 2006  

  • I am a volunteer staffer for Lashawn Ford who has worked closely on Lashawn K. Ford's website and I can tell you, he is not aloof and distant like Giles is. I've been to Giles's office, and the guy didn't even has a second to talk to me. Lashawn is always available to talk to EVERYONE. His initiative on the referendum to strike the criminal background check is something the Westside sorely needs with the amount of recitivism that we have.

    By Blogger rrusilowicz, at 11:56 AM, March 20, 2006  

  • I know the race is over & Ford won but I cant sit here and let you badmouth Giles like that. Giles has time to talk to everyone but his time was probably limited because he was busy trying to get money in for the 8th district. I personally know that Giles had done a lot for my community and my family. My cousin graduated from Northern Illinois Univeristy's Law school in 2005 thanks to a scholarship provided by Rep. Giles. If it wasnt for him, my cousin would not have been able to further his education. When i think of Rep Giles I think of how he got the funds to help renovate the lake & cicero "L" station &how he got the funding for the Chetwyn Rodgers Early Childhood Development Center on Washington and Cicero. So while you might think hes distant He sure wasnt distant to me when my cousin was walking across the stage to recieve his degree or when i take the L to school each morning or when I eat the turkey that he delivers to the senior citizens in his district. The ONLY mistake that Rep Giles made in his term was not being boastful about all he has done for the community . Maybe if he wouldve given you the list of all the bills he has past on improving the education system and others then you wouldve made the educated vote..I could tell you everything he's done for the 8th district from Springfield but you can look them up your self http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepBills.asp?MemberID=917&GA=94
    i guess you'll eventually realize what a mistake youve made

    By Anonymous simplydisgusted, at 5:34 PM, April 19, 2006  

  • I met LaShawn approximately 10 years ago...He has and will always be a wonderful individual who is willing to go that extra mile to help his community. He is by far the Best Choice to represent the 8th district.

    Tracey Burton-Anderson

    By Anonymous Tracey L Burton-Anderson, at 10:47 PM, June 14, 2006  

  • Your entitled to your opinion and im entitled to mine but I can tell you that Calvin Giles is still helping people and finishing the job he started even though he lost the race. He is still helping people because he has the desire, heart and will to do so and no election will stop him from doing that. ps : You met Rep Ford 10 years ago, I met him 5 months ago at a meeting concerning the fate of Austin Community HS and you wouldnt believe how he insulted Calvin Giles. He took a meeting that was supposed to be focused on rallying to save that school and turned it into his own political stage...............

    By Anonymous simplydisgusted, at 10:44 PM, July 27, 2006  

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