A new candidate committee was filed yesterday for “Friends of Sophia King”, to support Sophia King for alderman. The address for the committee is listed in the 4th Ward. Aldertrack spoke with the committee’s chairman, Evonne Taylor, who would not provide details about King, but confirmed King had applied to fill Burns’ vacant seat and said the Emanuel Administration has not told her who the finalists are.
The search committee tasked with submitting names to Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced a deadline last Friday. Emanuel Administration officials told Aldertrack this week 18 people applied, but would not disclose names.
King is president of Harriet’s Daughters, “a non-profit group of professional women whose mission is to work collaboratively with peer organizations to advocate for, create and support policies that secure employment and wealth creation opportunities for African-American communities.” U.S. Senate candidate and former Urban League Executive Director Andrea Zopp is also listed as a member, but the organization keeps relatively quiet on social media – its Facebook and Twitter pages are pretty much dark.