Broadview Mayor Can’t Run Again After Court Upholds Term Limits Vote

Broadview mayorTuesday, November 22, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

The Cook County Chronicle reported today that the Illinois Supreme Court has allowed the results of a mayoral term-limit referendum to stand.

The results, the Chronicle notes, were released on Nov. 16 by the Cook County Clerk’s office. They show that Broadview residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ballot measure, with more than 65 percent voting in favor of the term limits and 43 percent voting against the measure.

Voters in Calumet City, Harvey and Crestwood also voted in favor of mayoral term-limits during the Nov. 8 election.

The results of the vote mean that Broadview’s current two-term mayor, Sherman Jones, pictured above left, will not be allowed to run for a third term.

The Chronicle reported that at least two Broadview people, District 92 Lindop School District Board President Princess Dempsey and Village Clerk Maxine Johnson, have announced their intentions to run for mayor in the April 4, 2017 election.

To read the complete Chronicle reporting on this issue, click here and here. VFP

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3 thoughts on “Broadview Mayor Can’t Run Again After Court Upholds Term Limits Vote

  1. Well the “trustees” got their way, but quite as it be the only reason they want his honor mayor Jones out is because they want a strip club now Broadview. How long afterwards will there be Whores plying their trades on Roosevelt Road . Turning it into a mini West Side.

  2. This is an unfortunate set of circumstances. Any elected official will tell you that there is a learning curve as a policy-maker and you cannot expect tangible results after one or two terms. The first term actually allows you to learn the job; second term commencement and building consensus for initiatives and third term the execution of those initiatives. Broadview has made substantial progress in the past few years. Hope this wasn’t a mistake on behalf of the electorate.

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