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"If I was a white man from Quincy, it wouldn't have went this far"

1 year, 9 months ago by Bob Gough

Candidate for Quincy School Board and write-in candidate for Quincy City Council has legal issues and ballot issues

A Quincy man who recently moved from Chicago is trying to put his legal issues aside as he attempts to run for a seat on the Quincy City Council and the Quincy School Board.

Ronnie McKenzie, who removed himself from the ballot after submitting petitions last December, is orchestrating a write-in candidacy for First Ward Alderman. He says he has 100 signs up in the ward and he hopes that translates to at least 100 votes.

McKenzie removed himself from the ballot following the revelation he had been convicted of a felony in Wisconsin. He now faces felony charges in Adams County and his Theft of over $500 charge is set for the April jury docket, according to the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office. He is accused of removing cabinetry from a duplex as part of a property dispute.

McKenzie said that case has been going on for two years and it wouldn’t be an issue if he wasn’t black.

“I’m black and I’m from Chicago and if I was a white man from Quincy, it wouldn’t have went this far,” McKenzie said regarding the theft charges. “I’m very confident that case will be resolved.”

Adams County State’s Attorney Jon Barnard said he would not comment on pending litigation.

McKenzie said the charges in Wisconsin when he was late on child support payments.

“I went directly to the state board of elections and dealt with the general counsel,” McKenzie said regarding the Wisconsin conviction. “They can’t stop me. It will become a legal action. The State of Illinois doesn’t recognize it as a crime. When I win I will have to get a judicial decision. I have not violated Illinois law. They’ll be forced to seat me.”

McKenzie says he’s been back and forth from Chicago dealing with some family medical issues. He said he is gearing up for the races and is hosting a Community Forum on Saturday, February 2 at Noon at the Redmond and Lee Center.

“This election is about inclusion for minorities in the city of Quincy,” McKenzie said. “We want what the other neighborhoods get. I want inclusion for blacks in city government. I’m new and I don’t like blacks not being included. Quincy is a multi-racial city. I live in the First Ward. I own property in the First Ward. The First Ward has been forgotten about. It should be treated like the Third Ward, the Fifth Ward and the rest of the Wards.”

He says he wants to form a Political Action Committee and call it “Citzens for a Better Quincy Government.” Most of the current Quincy Republican Alderman have formed a committee with a similar name “Citizens for a Better Quincy.”

This isn't the first time McKenzie has had ballot issues. In 2011, he turned in petitions to run for Republican Party Ward Committeeman in the 24th Ward of the City of Chicago. He petitions for the March 2012 primary were nullified when the City of Chicago Electoral Board determined he had only 12 valid signatures among 52 pages of petitions. Click here for more.


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