Outgoing Ald. Joe Moore congratulated Maria Hadden on her victory earlier this week, and pledged to work “to ensure a smooth transition.”
“I wish her all the best in her new position. Alderman of the 49th Ward is one of the most demanding, and yet most fulfilling jobs one could ever ask for,” Moore said in a statement on his website. “I will continue to serve as your alderman until Monday, May 20th, when Maria and her 49 colleagues will be sworn into office. Until then, please feel free to call my office for any city service request or other assistance you may need. My staff and I stand ready to serve you,” Moore said.
He added that he will have “some closing thoughts” when his term ends, “but in the meantime, I would like to thank the residents of the 49th Ward for the privilege of representing them for the last 28 years.”