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Joan McCarthy Lasonde

“Our district is socially moderate and fiscally responsible, and it deserves a rep who reflects these values.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Jeffrey Leef

“We need a strong national defense, both abroad and within our communities, so that we may enjoy the blessings of liberty in peace and security.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Dorothy Brown

“It's important that we have a Clerk of Court that will protect court records for ALL the people, not just for the privileged few.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Scott Summers

“It's time for a new political party to join the established ones, and to bring fresh, bright ideas to our democracy and our ways of governance.” Learn more about this candidate.

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John Morrow

“To create jobs, I will pass the infrastructure bill, lower regulations and reduce taxes on corporate America.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Karen Roothaan

“A vote for Green Party candidates … sends a message to the District that the public wants to keep our children safe by protecting them from materials containing heavy metals, drugs, and hormones.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Tim Curtin

“I am running because the Democrats and Republicans have failed to do their jobs on behalf of the people of Illinois.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Vince Kolber

“Identifying problems and implementing solutions before they become calamities is what I do.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Diane Shapiro

“I am passionate about justice, and spent my life as an honorable public servant whose ethics have never been compromised.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Tonia Khouri

“In addition to focusing on growing our economy and ensuring our national security, I am focusing on helping Americans break free from poverty.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Amanda Howland

“I’ve worked all my life to help people reach their full potential.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Brad Schneider

“I firmly believe our best days as a nation are still ahead of us. But only if we join together and find a way to put people first and build the future our children deserve.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Josina Morita

“As the first urban planner to serve on this board, I will bring a unique background in stormwater management to address our flooding issues.” Learn more about this candidate.

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Kim Foxx

WTTW’s 2016 Voters’ Guide to the Primary is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for Cook County office in the March 15 election. Learn more.

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The Cook County State's Attorney's Office prosecutes crimes committed in Cook County, the largest consolidated court district in the U.S.; serves as legal counsel for Cook County government agencies; and serves as legal counsel for all Cook County public officials.

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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 by recording court decisions and events; handling fines, bail bonds and other financial transactions; and supporting the court system with record storage, microfilming, automation and other services.

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