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Sandi Jackson Doubles The Runs, Files For Alderman, City Clerk

By Kevin Robinson in News on Nov 23, 2010 2:00PM

2010_11_23_sandi_jackson.JPG 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson filed petitions to run for re-election this week. At the same time, she also filed to run for city clerk, a seat being vacated by Miguel Del Valle who is running for mayor. Jackson has until the end of the month to decide which office she wants to run for and withdraw one of the petitions, but in either case she will likely face a candidate at least affiliated with county commissioner and former ward alderman Bill Beavers. Beavers's daughter Darcel, who lost to Jackson in 2006 is looking for a rematch, throwing her hat in the ring, and Mersaydes Young, a staffer in Beavers's office is running for city clerk. “We’re going to weigh both seats and pray,” Jackson told the Tribune of how she will make her decision.

The Jackson and Beavers families have had longstanding feuds on the South side of Chicago, often being at odds with each other in elections, although both Bill Beavers and Sandi Jackson were sanguine when asked about the election. “She decided to run on her own,” Beavers said of Young. “I don’t even know who’s running yet,” adding that he hasn't decided who he'll back in the race. “Good luck to everybody,” Jackson said when asked about her potential opponents. “I’m not running against anybody, I’m going to be running for something.”