Friday, March 10, 2017

CTA, a traditional dumping ground for the feeble minded

Sanctioned by Ethics Board, clout attorney lands at CTA. I would say this gentleman is probably not that feeble minded. 

Gerald Alder. Facebook Photo. Fran Spielman

The CTA has long been used by the Daleys' for their feeble minded family members. Now,  a clout-heavy attorney sanctioned by the newly-energized Chicago Board of Ethics has landed a $159,141-a-year job as the CTA’s vice-president of legislative affairs.

Gerald Alder’s resume includes stints as an assistant to former Mayor Richard M. Daley and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel; project coordinator for the CTA; intern for the Department of Buildings and chief of staff under former City Treasurer Stephanie Neely.

After Neely abruptly resigned and Emanuel appointed Kurt Summers to replace her, Alder joined the law and lobbying firm run by Victor Reyes, the former Daley political operative who also ran the Hispanic Democratic Organization at the center of the city hiring scandal.

Now, Alder has landed on his feet—again — at a government agency that has long served as a refuge for the well-connected.

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