Why did State Representative Lance Yednock vote “present” when it came to naming a replacement for Michael Madigan as speaker of the House? The Democrat is giving his reasons to WLPO News.

The second-term Yednock didn’t join 70 others in the House in voting for Emanuel Chris Welch to be the new speaker. He says the process was too fast with many candidates changing by the day. Yednock says Welch was one of the last candidates to join the process and he never had a chance for a personal meeting to learn his views. With that in mind Yednock says he wasn’t comfortable voting on a new speaker without more time to choose.

The Democrat from Ottawa does say he supports Welch and is hoping to hear more from him in the near future.


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January 14, 2021 at 05:19PM