Was [white male] Sean Tenner appointed or elected as 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman?

I’m thinking both, but you tell me. It looks like a predetermined result without public choice to me.

The Daily Line By A.D. Quig July 26, 2018
Tenner takes over as 46th Ward Democratic committeeman, Cappleman to launch aldermanic re-Election Campaign Next Month
Sean Tenner, a veteran of North Side political circles, was tapped to be the 46th Ward’s Democratic Committeeman at a meeting of precinct captains Wednesday night at the Uptown Arcade.

Like many people, the first I heard of a new 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman was Thursday July 26th, 2018 on Cappleman’s Real Estate Blog, The Uptown Update (Header image in fair use above)

Ald. Cappleman has announced he’s stepping down from his position as 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman. In a statement released on Wednesday, he welcomed Sean Tenner as his successor:

“Today I was pleased to support the nomination and election of longtime 46th Ward Democratic activist and former 46th Ward Democrats President Sean Tenner to succeed me as Democratic Committeeman. I have enjoyed my role as Democratic Committeeman since 2012 and, working within my community and with Democratic leaders throughout the state, we have made great strides in increasing Democratic and progressive energy moving towards the 2018 General Election.

This 2018 election is of absolutely historic importance. We need a Democratic Congress in Washington to block the incredibly dangerous Trump agenda. We need to elect JB Pritzker to end Governor Rauner’s endless attacks on working families, unions, and social services and start moving our state back in a more progressive direction.

At the same time, there are also numerous projects I am working on critical to the future of the 46th Ward – such as the long-awaited redevelopment on the historic Uptown Theatre and initiatives related to public safety, schools, housing, infrastructure and transportation.

I want to devote as much time as possible to addressing these critical ward issues, and I know that Sean has the experience and energy to lead the 46th Ward Democrats going in to the fall campaign and beyond.

This is a win-win for the 46th Ward and the Democratic Party. I look forward to working with Sean, a friend I have known and worked with since my first campaign, to make our community, state and nation more fair and just for people of all backgrounds.

For more information visit 46thwarddems.weebly.com. Sean Tenner can be reached at (312) 576-8822.”

Am I crazy? Yes of course, but it sure looks like Cappleman purposely stepped down and Sean Tenner was immediately appointed 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman, with NO PUBLIC INPUT through a sham process where the precinct captains voted from a choice of 1.

Now OK, when was the election where Sean Tenner ran unopposed for 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman? I swear I remember leaving his ballot checkbox blank… So I asked someone a lot smarter than me, and I looked it up, sure enough, they were right – it was the March 17 2020 primary elections when he ran unopposed and won his spot.

Why unopposed, who knows, but in my opinion James Cappleman appointed Sean Tenner the evening of July 25 2020, when he could have appointed a person of color, a woman, a woman person of color, a trans person, a trans person of color…

Sean Tenner ‘served’ in this appointed position as 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman, non-elected by the public 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman until he was finally elected unopposed nearly 20 months later on March 17 2020.

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