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2018 General Election: Cook County Commissioner

New to our voters’ guide? Learn what it is and how it works. The candidates below appear in ballot order.

Jump to a district: 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | 9th | 10th | 11th | 12th | 13th | 14th | 15th | 16th | 17th

Democratic Candidate, 1st County Board District

Brandon Johnson“People in Cook County deserve leadership that won’t be afraid to ask that the wealthy pay their fair share.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 2nd County Board District

Dennis Deer“We need leaders who both understand the community and have experience fixing the kinds of problems we face.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 3rd County Board District

Bill Lowry“We need effective leadership rooted in communication, collaboration and action.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 3rd County Board District

George Blakemore: “I intend to truly act as the people’s representative.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 4th County Board District

Stanley Moore“Once we put people back to work we will put a stop to the senseless violence that has plagued our community.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 5th County Board District

Deborah Sims: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 6th County Board District

Donna Miller“I want to make sure families and businesses continue to call Cook County their home.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 7th County Board District

Alma Anaya“This election presents the voters of Cook County with an opportunity to elect a fearless, young leader to the Board of Commissioners.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 8th County Board District

Luis Arroyo Jr.: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidate, 8th County Board District

Walter Zarnecki: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 9th County Board District

Frank McPartlin“I’m determined to break the cycle of business as usual and the status quo.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 9th County Board District

Peter Silvestri“I’ve been a strong voice against raising taxes on the County Board,” Peter Silvestri says. Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 10th County Board District

Bridget Gainer“During my time as a commissioner, I have championed policies that benefit working families across Cook County.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 11th County Board District

John Daley: “As a County Commissioner I have always made decisions based on the needs of my constituents.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 11th County Board District

Steven Graves“The Democratic Party should stop punishing success and rewarding voters with tax payer money.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 12th County Board District

Bridget Degnen: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 13th County Board District

Larry Suffredin“As a member of the County Board, I have been a strong independent advocate for the residents of Cook County.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 13th County Board District

Chris Hanusiak“I have made the commitment to serve on the County Board and to fearlessly and constantly promote efficiency in government, seeking solutions to our tax problems by budget changes, not tax increases.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 14th County Board District

Scott Britton“I became involved in public service in order to foster progressive values in my community.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 14th County Board District

Gregg Goslin: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 15th County Board District

Kevin Morrison“You will be my advisers and conscience as I take votes on issues that directly impact you.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 15th County Board District

Tim Schneider“I fight hard for small business owners, because if they are forced to leave, the residents have to pick up their share.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidate, 16th County Board District

Jeffrey Tobolski: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Democratic Candidate, 17th County Board District

Abdelnasser Rashid“I see this as an opportunity for me to translate my experience – and my passion for fairness and justice – into the work of this important office.” Learn more about this candidate.


Republican Candidate, 17th County Board District

Sean M. Morrison“I bring a small business owner’s pragmatic perspective to the Cook County Board where I have consistently advocated for fiscal responsibility, innovative reform measures and pro‐growth economic policies.” Learn more about this candidate.


Democratic Candidates, Board of Review 2nd District

Michael Cabonargi: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


Republican Candidates, Board of Review 3rd District

Larry Rogers, Jr.: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


About Candidate Free Time

WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 6 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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