The Daily Line reports this morning that Ira Silverstein resigned as 50th Ward Democratic committeeman over the weekend, and Debra is taking over the job. All of this was done with the usual secrecy so characteristic of the Silverstein era in the 50th Ward.
Ira wants to focus full time on his run for a judgeship. Being committeeman won’t add any burdens to Debra’s workload. Ira never did anyting with the position, and Debra won’t do anything, either. All this does is make official what everyone always knew– the Silversteins are all about power, not about service.
The Daily Line also noted that there is a challenger for democratic committeeman. Halle Quezada is a 50th Ward resident with a sincere desire to improve our neighborhood. She is thoughtful and open to all ideas and would be a very fine public servant if elected.
Debra as Ward committeeman. Ira as a judge.
It would be laughable were it not so sad.