Chicago Tribune endorses Rick Munoz for Court Clerk
March 2, 2012
"... Brown cannot get this job done. Her default response is that anyone who criticizes her on this is politically inspired or ill-informed.
The much better alternative in this primary is Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz, whose independence and work for government transparency have distinguished him on the Chicago City Council.
Munoz is a force of nature; we trust he would find ways to deliver the electronic overhaul that Brown has not. Going digital would vastly improve court functions, reduce Brown's needlessly massive workforce of 2,000 employees — and ultimately save taxpayers oodles of money.
Munoz says his most urgent ethical reform would be to refuse two sources of contributions that have been gushers of cash for Brown: her own employees, and companies that do business with her office.
When Brown and Munoz appeared before the Tribune editorial board, we invited Brown to join Munoz in rejecting money from her office's workers or vendors. She refused.
Enough. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman endorse Munoz. As do we."
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