Millions of constituents will find their representative has changed
By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune reporter February 20, 2012
During his three decades in Elmhurst, John Morrissey has been comfortable being represented in Washington by a generation of conservative congressmen.
Now the retired 61-year-old business manager is coming to the realization that after having been a constituent of the late conservative icon Henry Hyde and current House Republican Chief Deputy Majority Whip Peter Roskam, his next representative in Congress is likely to be Mike Quigley, a liberal Democrat from Chicago’s North Side.
“It’s probably not good for Elmhurst to be tied to the North Side of Chicago,” said Morrissey, a member of Elmhurst’s library board and a Republican precinct captain for the last 10 years. “It’s not just a different set of interests, but it’s also the way Chicago politics is run.”