Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Chicago Heights Trustee Joe Faso thought he had a victory when a Cook County judge rejected a bid by mayoral contender David Gonzalez to issue a restraining order against Faso for a series of slanderous, slimy campaign commercials that he ran against Gonzalez.
But Gonzalez, despite the lies from Faso and the slander, easily won election as Chicago's Heights next mayor.
Gonzalez defeated Faso by a whopping 57 percent landslide.
Here are the results:
Chicago Heights Mayor
24 of 24 Precincts Reported, Vote For 1 % Votes
David A. Gonzalez
Joseph A. Faso
It's not only a mandate for Gonzalez but it is also a slap in the face of Faso's below-the-belt campaigning against Gonzalez who focused on the issues while Faso threw mud after mud after mud. It is also a defeat for the SouthtownStar which appeared to take sides in Faso's favor in their coverage.
Voters have proven over and over again that the print media has no real impact on the election results.
Congratulations to Gonzalez for a job well done!
-- Ray Hanania