Tuesday, December 30, 2008

AAEA Supports Roland Burris Senate Appointment

AAEA supports beleaguered Illinois Governor Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris, left, to fill President-Elect Barack Obama's senate seat. Our main reason for supporting Mr. Burris is his environmental background. Burris was an attorney with the Peters law firm in Chicago, where he specialized in environmental, consumer affairs and estate law. As Attorney General, Burris ruled on many energy and environmental issues [e.g. zoning ordinance ruling] Burris is currently serving as CEO of Burris & Lebed Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm that lobbies the Illinois state government on behalf of corporate clients and trade associations. He has served as comptroller and attorney general of Illinois.

Here is what Jesse Jackson, Jr. said about Roland Burris when he endorsed him during his run to be governor of Illinois:

"As Attorney General, Burris...won a record number of environmental cases."
Roland Burris, 71, was born in Centralia, Illinois, received his bachelor's degree in political science from Southern Illinois University in 1959 and received his law degree at Howard University. On November 6, 1990, he was elected attorney general for the state of Illinois. He is married with two adult children. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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