Madigan on His Long Term Goal: “Be a Strong Speaker”

“My long-term goal and desire was to be a strong Speaker. Also serving as the chairman of the party means that I’m a strong Speaker or a stronger Speaker… There’s a whole list of issues where I can sit and say these are all accomplishments. Well, it’s easier to do those accomplishments if you have significant power in the Legislature.” – House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) on his dual leadership roles as Speaker and Illinois Democratic Party Chairman for the last 30 years.

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