State lottery board chairman resigns for calling East St. Louis ‘shithole of the universe’

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East St. Louis, Illinois is the birthplace of many legends, public figures, athletes, and scholars.

It is the responsibility of an elected official to assign offices to individuals who are a representative of all people of the state that they serve. It is extremely disheartening to read the public comments made about East St. Louis by a public figure who’s obligation is to represent all races, ethnicities and classes of people. As the state, like the rest of the world, becomes more diverse, it is imperative that we elect public figures who are free from personal biases. It is equally important to elect public officials who exhibit the professionalism and moral conduct needed to be effective leaders and role models. East St. Louis, Illinois is the birthplace of many legends, public figures, athletes, and scholars. It is appalling that one person reduced its contributions to society by making such a thoughtless public statement. It’s time to question the direction of our current state and determine if we want to continue to allow officials with views such as these to represent us or do we want to be represented by someone who is an advocate for all people. #ItsTime #LetsGetToWork#TeamBelt #VoteChristopherBeltforStateSenate

In this July photo, marchers make their way to the mid-point of Eads Bridge as part of the remembrance of the 1917 race riots in East St. Louis. Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com

In this July photo, marchers make their way to the mid-point of Eads Bridge as part of the remembrance of the 1917 race riots in East St. Louis. Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com

 

Christopher Belt

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR ILLINOIS STATE SENATE 57th District

Christopher Belt candidate for Illinois State Senate 57th District, pledges to fight on behalf of the residents who comprise the 57th Senate district, focusing on fairly funded quality education, safe neighborhoods and communities, dependable family-sustaining jobs and access to affordable and exceptional healthcare.
As your representative Christopher Belt – For Illinois State Senate District 57 I want to go to Springfield to represent these issues for my community Senate District 57 and I am prepared to work hard and work with integrity to build relationships across the aisle in the hopes of creating a more vigorous local economy that will create a stronger and vibrant Illinois. For more information about Christopher Belt – For Illinois State Senate District 57 visit Christopher Belt social media where we take a look at the issues that trouble the 57th Senate District.

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