Former Indiana secretary of state candidate Vop Osili is making a run for the City-County Council seat now occupied by fellow Democrat Doris Minton-McNeill.Osili is assured of winning the seat because the district is so gerrymandered in favor of the Democrats it is a waste of time for a Republican to run in the district. At least this time the Democrats are picking someone who is qualified for the job and might actually make an effort to represent the "other people" who have been thrown into this largely African-American district.
Minton-McNeill said in an e-mail sent to Democrats on Monday that she won't seek another term in the District 15 seat in this year's election. Her message says Osili is running, and she will support him.
Osili could not be reached Monday but has been notifying Democrats of his decision. He lost the November election for secretary of state to Republican Charlie White.
Council District 15 covers parts of the Westside, the Near Northside and Downtown. Minton-McNeill was appointed in 2008 to replace Andre Carson after his election to the U.S. House.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Vop Osili Will Become My Councilor
Well, the Democrats in my city-county council district gave me Patrice Abduallah for nearly a term until I proved the guy never lived in the boarded up abandoned house in my district he claimed as a residence and was forced to resign. They appointed Andre Carson to the seat to pave the way for his ascension to his grandmother's congressional seat when she died. Next, they foisted Doris Minton-McNeil, an IPS employee who had a number of run-ins with police due to drinking problems on us. Now they're
forcing asking Minton-McNeil to step aside to provide an elected office for their losing candidate for Secretary of State, Vop Osili. The Star reports: