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Cook County Electoral Positions

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Offices Included in Cook County Election

Clerk of the Circuit Court

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is the keeper of the records of the Court. The Clerk is responsible for serving the court, the legal profession and the general public. In this role, the Clerk records court decisions and events, handles fines, bail bonds and other financial transactions and provides the court system with supportive services such as record storage, microfilming and automation.

Candidates

Dorothy Brown, Dem Ricardo Munoz, Dem

Recorder of Deeds

RECORDER OF DEEDS

The office of the Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording, storing and providing information that is accurate, legible, timely and easily retrievable for public and private use. The office creates public records of land transactions as well as federal and state tax liens, articles of incorporation and uniform commercial code filings.

Candidate

Karen A. Yarbrough, Democrate running unopposed

State's Attorney of Cook County

STATE'S ATTORNEY

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office acts on behalf of the citizens of the State of Illinois in prosecuting crimes committed in Cook County, the largest consolidated court district in the United States. The State's Attorney's office also serves as legal counsel for the Cook County government agencies and all Cook County public officials.

Candidate

Anita Alvarez,Democrat running unopposed

Board of Review

BOARD OF REVIEW

The Cook County Board of Review is a three member board, elected from three electoral districts, that is vested with quasi-judicial powers to hear and decide tax payer complaints on assessed value or exempt status of real property in Cook County.

Candidates

  • 1st District

Casey Thomas Griffin, Democrat

Dan Patlak, Republican

Sean M. Morrison, Republican

  • 2nd District

Michael Cabonargi, Democrat

Nicholas "Niko" Margarites, Democrat

  • 3rd District

Larry Rogers, Jr., Democrat

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners

METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS

A nine member board elected at large with three commissioners elected every two years governs the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, a sanitary district covering most of Cook County.

Candidates

Three to be elected

Stella Black, Democrat

Debra Shore, Democrat

Kari K. Steele, Democrat

Patrick Daley Thompson, Democrat

Patricia Young, Democrat

Patricia Horton, Democrat

Julie Samuels, Green

Dave Ehrlich, Green

Karen Roothaan, Green

Harold `Noonie' Ward, Republican

Judicial Election

COOK COUNTY JUDGES

The State of Illinois is divided into 22 judicial circuits of which Cook County encompasses the entire First Judicial District. Each circuit is a unified court system in which all trial courts are consolidated under a chief judge. The Circuit Court of Cook County is not only the largest of the 22 circuits in Illinois, it is also one of the largest unified court systems in the world.. Eleven circuit court judges are elected on a countywide basis.

Cook County is divided into 15 sub-circuits from which judges are also elected. To see a sample ballot and find out all the people running under a particular party in the March 20 Primary, go to ChicagoElections.com in you live in Chicago, or go to CookCountyClerk.com if you live in suburban Cook County.