CHICAGO – Just days into his tenure, Michael Madigan has suggested that his 22nd District successor, Edward Guerra Kodatt, should resign.
Edward Guerra Kodatt, 26, was chosen Sunday as Madigan’s successor.
Without giving the specific reason, Madigan and Ald. Marty Quinn, released a statement Tuesday night that said Guerra Kodatt should resign after “learning of alleged questionable conduct.”
“After learning of alleged questionable conduct by Mr. Kodatt, it was suggested that he resign as state representative for the 22nd District. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace,” they said.
Guerra Kodatt worked for both Madigan and Ald. Quinn.
On Sunday, Madigan had the largest share of the weighed vote – effectively 56 percent – and Kodatt easily won the appointment, beating out nine other contenders.
Madigan resigned from his seat as the 22nd district representative on Thursday after serving in the Illinois House of Representatives for just over 50 years, first taking office in January 1971.
We will update this story once more information becomes available.