RACE: Cook County Sheriff

About the Candidate

Name: Lupe Aguirre
DOB: Feb. 7, 1973
Occupation: Private attorney and Chicago police officer
Political Experience: Ran for Cook County Commissioner 2nd District in 2018
Website: www.AguirreforSheriff.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aguirreforcookcountysheriff

Candidate Statement

Hi, I’m Lupe Aguirre, a cop, attorney, husband, father, lifelong resident of Chicago and candidate for Sheriff of Cook County.

While Kim Foxx and friends have made their own unique contributions to the surge in crime in Chicago and Cook County, co-conspirator, aider and abettor Sheriff Tom Dart, a career politician, has made his own mark in typical politically-connected fashion. Dart has never served a day as a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, or even a court bailiff. Dart’s qualifications for his entitled position appear to be social and political and void of any measurable law-enforcement experience.

The fact is Dart’s administration is rife with mismanagement, disregards its employees and taxpayers and long overdue for accountability. As widely reported, Sheriff Tom Dart’s administration is under federal investigation for alleged ghost-payrolling and other criminal matters. This isn’t the first time the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has drawn attention from investigators during Dart’s tenure and comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the corruption at the sheriff’s office under this administration.

Collectively, these social justice warriors are prioritizing the rights of criminals over the rights of victims, willfully disregarding the public’s safety. As a result of this social experiment with so-called criminal justice reform, the rule of law is hanging by a thread.

Make no mistake about it: To weaken the rule of law is to make you, your family, your neighbors and friends victims to predators, and the failure by county prosecutors and judges to enforce the law is the same.

Under my watch and a new county administration, both law and order, plus the rule of law, shall be restored and the people of Cook County can feel a little safer.

On November 8, 2022, voters will have an opportunity to vote for new leadership and change.

I’m Lupe Aguirre and I need your support in this effort.

And as always, don’t poo-poo on the po-po.

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

I am running against the woke left, who seek to minimize law enforcement, treat violent offenders as victims, while disregarding the well-being of law-abiding Cook County residents.

What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?

The office manages the court services well, including civil and courtroom services. The areas that need fixing include: protect female employees and public defenders from harassment by detainees, electronic monitoring, cash bail, and manpower shortage.

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

The most pressing issue facing my constituents is crime and public safety. The criminal justice system in Cook County is a laughingstock. The courts and current laws are failing us. Criminals' rights are being prioritized over victims rights. We must provide the resources needed to enhance violence prevention efforts and keep our communities safe, including: 1. Greater sheriffs presence throughout Chicago as well as the county. 2. Support our men and women in law enforcement and not vilify them. 3. Hire more officers and institute an officer retention and outreach program.

What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?

Community engagement and community outreach is the name of the game when trying to win over hearts and minds. To that end, transparency and truthful visibility are main components and will undoubtedly strengthen and improve relationships between the office and all communities in the county.