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About the Candidate

Name: Bob Fioretti
Occupation: Civil rights lawyer
Political Experience: 2nd Ward Alderman (2007-2015) 2nd Ward Democratic Committeeman (2008-2016). Candidate for Mayor of Chicago 2015, 2019. Candidate for Cook County Board President 2018.
Twitter: @BobFiorettiChi

Candidate Statement

I’m Bob Fioretti. As State’s Attorney I’ll conduct myself as I did as Alderman. No campaign contribution, no call from anyone‐no matter how important or powerful, and no political boss will influence a single decision.

Every case will be decided on the facts and the law, not what political insiders want.

Kim Foxx is a disaster. Its time for her to go. Her handling of the Jussie Smollet case is reason enough to make change.

But its only the tip of the iceberg. Open warfare between her office and law enforcement MUST end. Her coddling of violent criminals, shoplifting felons, and campaign contributors show an unacceptable disrespect for her oath of office.

When I’m State’s Attorney, I’ll keep violent criminals where they belong‐behind bars. I’ll work with the federal government to keep illegal guns off the streets. I’ll uphold the law and not pick and choose which laws will be enforced.

Cook County should have its own crime lab. While they do excellent work at State Police crime lab, they are overwhelmed, resulting in victims having to wait months and months to get evidence of a crime processed.

The best way to fight crime is to combine support of law enforcement with resources to build strong communities. That’s why as Alderman I created more than 8,000 jobs in my ward, fought for great schools in every neighborhood, and founded Operation Safe Passage, spoke loudly against the closing the city’s mental health clinics, and advocated for the hiring of more than 1,000 police officers.

I’m the only candidate with the experience to make changes in the office of State’s Attorney. I’m the only candidate with proven experience fighting for our values.

Some ask, why run again? The answer is obvious. Change is badly needed. I’m the best person to bring about that change. So I’m running. I need your help. It’s your fight too.

Thank you.

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

I am running for State’s Attorney to keep the people of Cook County safe and to reform a seriously flawed office.

What is your vision for this office?

I would conduct myself as State’s Attorney in the same manner I did as Alderman. No case or decision would be determined by any phone call from important people, campaign contributions, or political bosses. I would
follow the law without fear or favor and perform the duties of the office with the highest ethics.

What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?

As regards the State’s Attorney’s office, the most pressing issue is keeping violent criminals behind bars where they belong and turning the Cook County State’s Attorney an office into one in which every resident can be proud.