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2018 Primary: Cook County Assessor

WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the March 20 election. Learn more.

About this office: The Cook County Assessor establishes a process for fair and accurate property assessments within Cook County, seeks equitable tax policies, and communicates information about property assessments and taxation to the public.

The candidates below appear in ballot order.

Democratic Candidates

Joseph Berrios: Did not participate in Candidate Free Time


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.” Learn more about this candidate.



Andrea Raila: “We can make the property tax system fair and equitable for property owners from all communities regardless of economic background or housing stock,” Andrea Raila writes. Learn more about this candidate.


About Candidate Free Time

WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the March 20 election.

More: 2018 Voters’ GuideMore: 2018 Voters’ Guide Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. The messages were recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates.

The Voters’ Guide is an online version of Candidate Free Time, pioneered by WTTW in the 1992 race for U.S. Senate. This year’s Candidate Free Time is produced with and underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

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