Morfin (Tribune photo)
I was bummed, though not surprised, when Morfin lost the aldermanic runoff election to what’s-his-name. Sadly, he didn’t have enough money to hire a bus, pick up senior citizens and transport them to early voting booths. He also doesn’t know enough rich folks to schmooze into voting for him, I guess.
Plus, before the runoff, flyers went out about Morfin’s failed business. The flyers neglected to mention how the current alderman contributed to the downfall of the business…
Anyway, Morfin announced on his facebook page tonight that he filed petitions at the Board of Elections in Springfield. He wants to run for Illinois State Representative of the 2nd District! Hooray!
Morfin is very progressive, along the lines of Del Valle, and seems to be in touch with the needs and concerns of Pilsen’s neediest residents. He also took a stand against the big coal polluters, and most likely inspired the current alderman to do the same.
For more info on Morfin, check out morfinfor25thward.com.