Frank McPartlin: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 9th District

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Name: Frank McPartlin

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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.

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Candidate Statement

Hi I’m Frank McPartlin and I am running for Cook County Commissioner to represent the 9th District, this encompasses 17 Communities in Northwest Cook County. I’m determined to break the cycle of business as usual and the status quo. To ensure that hard working men and women no longer carry the burden of unfair property tax that rewards tax lawyers and big Contributors at the expense of the home owners struggling to provide for their families.

For example the unfair property assessments was estimated to cost homeowners in Cook County about 2.4 billion dollars. I believe homeowners that have not appealed their property taxes should receive a rebate-refund call it what you want, that money should be returned.

The County budget has doubled in the past 7 years under the current administration. The wasteful spending is out of control and all you hear on the news is the mismanagement in Cook County costing the taxpayers millions of dollars. It is long past time that you have a representative on the County Board that works as hard as you do. That cares as much as you do. That puts communities before party and patronage. That will fight for you and your children to ensure that your County Government is accountable to you the tax payer. I am a progressive Democrat running for a seat that has been held by the same Republican for the last 24 years.

I am proud to be a pro union candidate being a union member most of my adult life. I also support term limits for Municipalities and the elimination of redundant township offices and departments.

Vote for me in November and you will have a working class Representative on the County Board.

Thank you.

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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