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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

KLEPT, Blagojevich clout list: Jesse Martinez

Proviso Township Board Member and Stone Park Trustee Jesse Martinez is listed on Governor Rod Blagojevich's clout list as being sponsored by "Gutierrez" (presumably Congressman Luis Gutierrez) and Sal Diaz to get a job as an administrative assistant at the Illinos Department of Public Aid.

Martinez explains the situation this way.

Martinez was invited to participate in the Blagojevich transition team by Cook County Commissioner Roberto Maldanado. Martinez participated on the team for municipal and local government.

While working on the team Martinez met Barry Maram, who went on to become the Director of the Dept of Public Aid (now: Healthcare and Family Services). Maram liked Martinez's work ethic and recruited him to work on child support issues at Department of Public Aid.

Later Martinez applied for the Chief of Latino Services position at Dept of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Martinez was hired by Brian Samuels. Martinez doubts Samuels received any political prompting to hire him.

Martinez further noted that Maram didn't want him to leave and lobbied him to stay.

Thoughts? Theories? Conclusions?

7 Comments:

  • MARTINEZ IS A DISGRACE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY. HE IS JUST A PUPPET FOR BEN THE LANDSCAPER. GIVE IT A BREAK STONE PARK. TAKE YOUR 162 LEGAL VOTES AND GO TO THE WHORE HOUSES YOU CONDONE ON LAKE STREET.

    By Anonymous lANDSCAPER BEN, at 4:59 PM, May 23, 2006  

  • "Maram liked Martinez's work ethic and recruited him to work on child support issues" --- what the hell does he know about child support except he doesn't pay it and what work ethic?

    What a joke.

    Martinez is a street hustler and a pawn for Mazulla. They're Joined at the hip in crime, hustling the Dist. 88 school board for jobs. Now I guess he fashions himself as a new Melrose Parker who wants to take Ronnie out. Another joke. Ronnie will wipe the floor up with this jackass.

    He's tried to hustle the Township board out of jobs and contacts. He's simply bad news looking for a home.

    By Anonymous mel-parker, at 8:51 PM, May 23, 2006  

  • Can you be more specific about your allegations that Martinez is a hustler?

    Martinez was open that he had no relevant background or experience to work on child support issues.

    But most of what the government does isn't that hard to learn.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:36 PM, May 23, 2006  

  • Landscaper Ben and Mel-parker are both Don Sloan.
    Sloan why do you hate both of these guys? Is it because they have no use for you and your politics of racism and exclusion?
    Is it because they know what nothing you did to help the Township Ticket win? Is it because they had to pay for your mailers,since your broke?
    Is it because they make you wash there cars and make you mow there lawns?
    Don't worry Mayor Mazulla and Trustee Martines,you guys are in good company, Sloan bad mouths every other Mayor in The Township,just ask Bellwood,Berkley,Broadview,Hillside,Forest Park and Maywood!

    By Anonymous GROW UP SLOAN, at 10:11 AM, May 24, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:45 PM, May 25, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:50 PM, May 25, 2006  

  • Please post under a pseudonym, not "anonymous".

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:17 AM, May 30, 2006  

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