About the Candidate
Name: Stanley S. Moore
DOB: Oct. 29
Political Experience: I have served as the Commissioner of the 4th district for 9 years
I’m Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore. My commitment and experience and outcomes will afford me the opportunity to continue to build upon ensuring equity for the residents of the 4th district.
I have worked throughout my district and the entire county to address many of the economic needs that have been a burden to the whole county. I have voted on legislation that has improved the quality of life for many, financially, socially and economically. Many improvements and upgrades have been made in the areas of the forest preserves, roads and bridges, and economic development.
I am at the forefront of addressing the health care needs of my constituents, working to make sure that the many needy families continue to have access to health care, food on their tables, a roof over their head, the basic essentials that are always needed and I will be a strong advocate for. This includes making sure that the resources were made available to address the housing crisis, promoting and supporting incentives to bring local businesses back into our community, resulting in job creation.
Advocating for the allocation of funding for non-for-profit organizations that targeted the violence that is plaguing our streets, making it safer for all. During these most vulnerable times in which many lives were lost based on the pandemic, I was very vocal and was one of the first commissioners to secure a testing site solely dedicated to teachers and first responders.
I have and will continue to work with all of my elected officials in my district to advocate for a unified approach to address common issues and concerns and to improve the quality of life and welfare for the constituents of my district. Thank you so much. I’m Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore.
Why are you running?
To make my community the best community in all of Cook County.
What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?
We are extremely good at bringing resources back to our community in the form of projects and infrastructure. I have secured more than $8.0 million dollars in upgrades to the forest preserve in the 4th district. $400,000 to Calumet City and Lansing police and fire with Justice Advisory Grants (JAG Grants). $25.0 million in invest in Cook transportation projects in the 4th district. $13.0 million to local non profits working in violence prevention to help curb violence in the 4th district.
Our most difficult challenge is in the area of health care, our community is under constant threat of loosing our community based hospitals and clinics. Hospitals that provide vital care to our constituents like Advocate Trinity, South Shore, Roseland, and Jackson Park are in a constant state of facing closure, Cook County is vital to there existence, we should support those community hospitals to help keep them from closing, if they close the burden will most likely be felt in our emergency room, which is over taxed already. Trying to find funding to keep them a float and or to have a cook county clinic open in our district would relive some of the burden that these hospitals experience every day.
What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
Our community and especially my southern suburbs continue to suffer from some of the highest property taxes in the county. Despite the significant rise in property values we still have a extremely high rate of foreclosure. Crime is also a major concern in my district. The community is extremely concerned with the laws and the response from city, County and State around crime prevention.
What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?
Our office is very engaged with the community, we are actively doing coat drives, food drives and toy drives, Turkey Giveaways at Thanksgiving, Book Bag and school supplies for back to school events. Unlike many, our campaign fund is constantly being used to help hundreds of needy families.