Monday, January 5, 2009
Joan Krupa goes to Springfield
Residents of the 92nd District remained unrepresented today.. for a full 90 minutes. Aaron Schock officially resigned his position as State Representative effective 5:00PM today, but by 6:30PM, Joan Krupa was appointed, approved, and sworn in as his interim replacement. Although she will serve for only 10 days, it appears likely she will arrive in Springfield at a key moment in Illinois government.
All indications are that the State Legislature will move quickly to commence impeachment proceedings against embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich. It seems likely that Joan will participate in that process as well as tender a vote.
The theme of Joan's entire campaign was an emphasis on bringing about respectability and integrity to our state government. When she said that though, I doubt she meant it quite that literally! My best to Joan and her family!