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Stories by Nick Blumberg

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.

Gaylon Alcaraz: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 4th District

Gaylon Alcaraz

“We are tired of the ineffective machine style politics that stifle the growth of the county,” writes Gaylon Alcaraz. Learn more about this candidate.

Timothy ‘Tim’ Parker: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 5th District

Timothy “Tim” Parker

“Growing up in foster care I’ve learned to appreciate my community. I’ve learned the importance of hard work, helping others, and never giving up,” writes Timothy “Tim” Parker. Learn more about this candidate.

Patricia Joan Murphy: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 6th District

Patricia Joan Murphy

“Families and businesses need to live within their means. Shouldn’t our county Government do the same?” writes Patricia Joan Murphy. Learn more about this candidate.

Lou Presta: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 6th District

Lou Presta

“I am the only candidate for Commissioner of the 6th District with past experience as both a business owner and elected official,” writes Lou Presta. Learn more about this candidate.

Donna Miller: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 6th District

Donna Miller

“As Commissioner, I know it is imperative to bring jobs and economic growth to the southland,” writes Donna Miller. Learn more about this candidate.

Angeles ‘Angie’ Sandoval: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 7th District

Angeles “Angie” Sandoval

“I will usher in a new generation of government stewardship,” writes Angeles “Angie” Sandoval. Learn more about this candidate.

Alma Anaya: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 7th District

Alma Anaya

“I am committed to making Cook County a healthy, accessible, and safe place to live,” writes Alma Anaya. Learn more about this candidate.

Frank McPartlin: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 9th District

Frank McPartlin

“It is long past time that you had a representative on the County Board that works as hard as you do,” writes Frank McPartlin. Learn more about this candidate.

Peter Silvestri: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 9th District

“I’ve been a strong voice against raising taxes on the County Board,” writes Peter Silvestri. Learn more about this candidate.

Bridget Gainer: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 10th District

Bridget Gainer

“During my time as a commissioner, I have championed policies that benefit working families across Cook County,” writes Bridget Gainer. Learn more about this candidate.

Carl Segvich: Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 11th District

Carl Segvich

“In order to make government accountable to our residents and pensioners, we demand fiscal policies which reduce government spending,” writes Carl Segvich. Learn more about this candidate.

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