Patricia Horton: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the March 20 election.

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. The messages were recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates. The Voters’ Guide is an online version of Candidate Free Time, pioneered by WTTW in the 1992 race for U.S. Senate. This year’s Candidate Free Time is produced with and underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

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About this office: Cook County Commissioner

Seventeen elected Commissioners constitute the Cook County Board, the governing policy board and legislative body of Cook County. The Board sets policy and laws for the county regarding public health and public safety and oversees safety and maintenance of county highways. The Board approves the annual budget and oversees financial integrity of the County.

About this candidate:

Name: Patricia Horton
DOB: 02-25-1956
Residence: Chicago
Family: Single Mother of Five Children Grandmother of 19
Political Experience: Commissioner (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago). I’ve dedicated my entire adult life to more than 25 years of private/public sector service positively impacting the quality of life in communities across Chicago, Cook County & throughout Illinois in civic engagements, organizing and public policy advocacy to make life better.

Candidate Q&A

What is your vision for this office?

My vision for this office is to make sure the budget is balanced. Streamline the budget by cutting cost instead of jobs. Tackle unfair taxes. Conduct town hall meetings to inform constituents about what’s new in County Government to create more transparency.

What is the most pressing issue facing constituents, and how can you help address it?

The pressing issues facing constituents are Economic Development, Healthcare, Public Safety, Unfair Taxes & Tax reform. What we don’t need is another soda tax, and no more unfair property taxes on our seniors & families I will continuously fight for fairness to keep our residences safe and healthy in Cook County. Many people are leaving Cook County. I will work with the other Commissioners to create a better Cook County Government. However each and every one of these issues will be addressed as your commissioner.

Candidate Statement

Hello! My name is Patricia Horton and I’m running for Cook County Commissioner 3rd District. I’m a mother of five, 19 grandchildren, a World Traveler, Environmentalist, Water Conservationist, Business Consultant, Animal lover, and Advocate for Women’s issues.

My passion grew from when I was a victim of gun violence shot in the head as a youth so I understand and advocate for public safety.

I’ve dedicated my entire adult life too more than 25 years of private/public sector service positively impacting the quality of life in communities across Cook County and throughout Illinois.

As your former Water Reclamation Commissioner, thank you for your vote! I was instrumental in saving you the taxpayers over 51 million dollars through negotiations without layoffs, balance a billion dollar annual budget, and fought for issues that save on greenhouse gases.

My vision for this office is to cut costs instead of jobs and conduct town hall meetings.

My Platform is:

• Economic Development

• Healthcare

• Public Safety

• Unfair Taxes, and Tax Reform

No More Soda Taxes!! No More Unfair Property Taxes hurting our seniors and families. From my understanding the cook county commissioners may try to bring it back.

I’m asking for your support, and your vote again! March 20.

Together we can make a difference in Cook County.

If you want fairness, transparency, and someone who is a seasoned and experienced Commissioner with integrity then you want me, Patricia Horton!

There are only two women on the cook county board at this time.

Let’s make it three, in fact, ninety-three’s a charm. That’s my punch number.

In conclusion I am the only experienced qualified responsible former commissioner running for Cook County commissioner 3rd district in this race, so I need your support.

Again my name is Patricia Horton for Cook County Commissioner 3rd District.

For more information visit my web site: Phone: 312-217-5936.

93 is a charm. 93 is a charm. Thank You.

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