Chicago’s 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti appears to be closer to running for mayor.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Fioretti has hired an adviser, who posted ads for four jobs, including campaign manager and finance director.
The ads don’t mention Fioretti, but they do list his new adviser, Michael Kolenc, by name.
“Alderman Fioretti is looking for the senior staffers needed to launch a mayoral campaign should he decide to get in the race,’ Kolenc told the Tribune. “There is no timeline, but I think it is something that will happen sooner rather than later.”
Fioretti has been a frequent critic of Mayor Emanuel.
He recently claimed that Emanuel’s aides formed a Super-Pac, to raise money to help get Fioretti and other aldermen voted out of office.