19th Ward continues without Republican leadership.
ELECTED BUT NOT SEATED
In the spring of 2016, a local multimillionaire realtor named Steve Graves, ran for and was elected to the post of 19th Ward Republican Committeeman. Upon going to get sworn in, he was told by the Republican party that he would not be seated because "he was in reality a democrat". He immediately filed suit and the case, which many consider a slam dunk, mysteriously continues to this day without any signs of a resolution. Graves, an astute businessman, with a winter home in S. California, was unavailable when calls were placed to his office yesterday.