The recent 7th Ward Independent Democrats 7th Ward Alderman Candidate Survey asked the following question and received the following answers relating to work in addition to serving as alderman.
A9) Do you plan on working in a paid or volunteer position requiring 20 hours or more a week or running a business in addition to serving as alderman? If yes, please explain. (25 words or less)
John (Jack) Coatar: Yes, I plan on practicing law in addition to being an Alderman.
Chelsea Merta: I will work 56 plus hours a week as a full-time alderwoman and occasionally do some pro bono legal work for nonprofits.
Samuel J. Cummings, III: Yes, I believe politicians should have real jobs. Politicians who live solely on the taxpayers dime put personal careers over people’s interest.
Tell me what you think on this issue. Your answer should be specific to the 7th Ward. The Poll will be open until 5 pm Thursday and I will post results that evening.