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Martin Durkan: Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 6-Year Term

Martin Durkan

“In me, you will have a dedicated public servant, dedicated to maximizing the value of your tax dollar and ensuring transparency,” writes Martin Durkan. Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Roothaan: Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 6-Year Term

Karen Roothaan

“Green Party candidates are calling for enhanced green infrastructure to cope with the new normal,” writes Karen Roothaan. Learn more about this candidate.

Tammie Vinson: Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 6-Year Term

Tammie Vinson

“Acknowledging climate change and implementing strategies to address this reality are essential to the operation of the district,” writes Tammie Vinson. Learn more about this candidate.

R. Cary Capparelli: Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 6-Year Term

“The Board at the MWRDGC is in need for significant balance to afford opportunity for unbiased growth and leadership,” writes R. Cary Capparelli. Learn more about this candidate.

Shundar Lin: Candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 6-Year Term

Shundar Lin

“I am running to give my family and all Cook County residents clean and safe water,” writes Shundar Lin. Learn more about this candidate.

Frederick ‘Fritz’ Kaegi: Candidate for Cook County Assessor

Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi

“The Assessor’s Office might not be the most glamourous office, but it’s one where we can make a real improvement in people’s lives,” Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Toni Preckwinkle: Candidate for Cook County Board President

Toni Preckwinkle

“While we’ve made tremendous progress, there’s more work to do to improve the health and safety of our residents in every neighborhood,” Toni Preckwinkle writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Yarbrough: Candidate for Cook County Clerk

“Having already saved taxpayers millions of dollars as Recorder, I plan to use that same fiscal discipline to build the best County Clerk’s Office in the country,” Karen Yarbrough writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Peter Gariepy: Candidate for Cook County Treasurer

Peter Gariepy

“You deserve more for your money and it starts with the office that collects your taxes,” Peter Gariepy writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Maria Pappas: Candidate for Cook County Treasurer

Maria Pappas

“Just as the banking industry is undergoing a transformation, so too am I continuing to automate the Treasurer’s Office,” Maria Pappas writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Richard Boykin: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 1st District

Richard Boykin

“I have always believed that campaigns ought to be about ideas, not insults,” writes Richard Boykin. Learn more about this candidate.

Brandon Johnson: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 1st District

Brandon Johnson

“We have the power to change the direction of our communities when we vote for people who have our best interests in mind,” writes Brandon Johnson. Learn more about this candidate.

Paul J. Montes II: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

Paul J. Montes II

“I am running for the Board of Commissioners because citizens of Cook County deserve an independent, honest, competent, and experienced advocate to work on their behalf,” writes Paul J. Montes II. Learn more about this candidate.

Dennis Deer: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

Dennis Deer

“As Commissioner, I feel it is important for me to help my community bridge the gap between where it is and where it should be,” writes Dennis Deer. Learn more about this candidate.

Lupe Aguirre: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

Lupe Aguirre

“The need for effective, transformative and compassionate government has never been greater,” writes Lupe Aguirre. Learn more about this candidate.

Joshua Gray: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Joshua Gray

“We need creative and progressive solutions to make our County strong again for the sake of my family and yours,” writes Joshua Gray. Learn more about this candidate.

Bill Lowry: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Bill Lowry

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

Patricia Horton: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Patricia Horton

“My vision for this office is to cut costs instead of jobs and conduct town hall meetings,” writes Patricia Horton. Learn more about this candidate.

Charise Williams: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Charise Williams

“Our County needs strong and progressive leadership that will be accountable to taxpayers and a true voice of the people,” writes Charise Williams. Learn more about this candidate.

Steven Wolfe: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Steven Wolfe

“Instead of raising property taxes, I am working to create a vibrant local economy, healthier communities and safer neighborhoods,” writes Steven Wolfe. Learn more about this candidate.

Erick Nickerson: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Erick Nickerson

“I would like to change the Status Quo in politics here in Cook County,” writes Erick Nickerson. Learn more about this candidate.

Horace ‘Washington’ Howard: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District

Horace “Washington” Howard

“The county must not use one time fixes or band aids to pass budgets,” writes Horace “Washington” Howard. Learn more about this candidate.

Maria Barlow: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 4th District

Maria Barlow

“I will work diligently to identify and explore new sources of revenue for the County that do not require any tax increases,” writes Maria Barlow. Learn more about this candidate.

Stanley Moore: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 4th District

Stanley Moore

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

Marcel Bright: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 4th District

Marcel Bright

“As your Commissioner, I will fight against unnecessary tax increases and be honest when additional revenue is needed,” writes Marcel Bright. Learn more about this candidate.

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