In the time honored tradition of Rock Island County Democrats, another elected official has resigned less than 8 months after she was elected. This time it is County Board member Catherine Wonderlich who has been on the board for 14 years, but came under fire last year by her GOP challenger for spending the winters in Florida, missing many meetings but still getting paid for them. Since she was a Democrat, she won anyway.
Wonderlich explains her sudden departure which will be at the end of the month:
“At this point in my life, my family has to come first.”
Obviously, this “point” didn’t exist last November. As usual, board chair Jim Bohnsack will select another Democrat to fill the slot, which will be rubber stamped by the 21 Democrats on the board—the 4 GOPers being mostly irrelevant.
Thank you RICO GOP for standing on the sidelines and picking your nose for 40 years!