Candidates

Democratic Party Candidates

The Northfield Dems have endorsed a number of highly qualified public servants for the upcoming general election on November 6th, 2018. Below are our endorsed candidates:

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JB Pritzker
Illinois Governor
BiographyJB Pritzker JB Pritzker is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the Democratic Nominee for Governor of Illinois.
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Susana Mendoza
Illinois Comptroller
BiographySusana Mendoza Susana A. Mendoza was sworn in for her second term as Chicago City Clerk on May 18, 2015. As the first woman ever elected to the Office of the City Clerk, she successfully transitioned 1.3 million customers away from an inefficient and archaic seasonal Chicago City Vehicle Sticker sales program dating back 105 [...]
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Jesse White
Illinois Secretary of State
BiographyJesse White Jesse White is Illinois' 37th Secretary of State. White was first elected to the office in 1998 and won landslide victories in 2002, in which he won all 102 counties, and again in 2006 and 2010. On November 4, 2014, White was re-elected to a record-breaking fifth term, winning another landslide victory by [...]
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Mike Frerichs
Illinois Treasurer
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Kwame Raoul
Illinois Attorney General
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Toni Preckwinkle
Cook County Board President
BiographyToni Preckwinkle Toni Preckwinkle is the 35th president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, an office she has held since 2010. A dedicated and effective public servant, President Preckwinkle has worked tirelessly and collaboratively to reshape County government through increased fiscal responsibility, transparency and improved services.
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Fritz Kaegi
Cook County Assessor
BiographyFritz Kaegi Fritz Kaegi is a progressive Democrat running for Cook County Assessor in the March 2018 primary to bring fairness, transparency and professionalism to our broken property tax system.
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Karen Yarbrough
Cook County Clerk
BiographyKaren Yarbrough Karen A. Yarbrough, Cook County Recorder of Deeds and Registrar of Titles, is a full-time administrator, overseeing a $12 million budget and 160 employees – the 2nd largest Recorder’s office in the United States. In that role, she has established herself as a national leader in the growing movement to change the office [...]
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Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
State Representative, 17th District
BiographyJennifer Gong-Gershowitz Jennifer’s life experience and family background give her a unique ability to build connections and find common ground among different perspectives. She knows that our democracy thrives when all voices have equal opportunity to be heard. As state representative, Jennifer will bring those voices into the ongoing debate on critical issues in Illinois. [...]
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Jonathan Carroll
State Representative, 57th District
BiographyJonathan Carroll Jonathan Carroll is serving his first term as the state representative for Illinois’ 57th House District. He decided to serve because the Representative cares about his community. Jonathan wants to ensure that his children see the better side of politics and learn to love the state as much as he does.
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Bob Morgan
State Representative, 58th District
BiographyBob Morgan As an attorney, Bob helped expand health care to more the 650,000 residents in Illinois under the Affordable Care Act, rooted out fraud in state government, and fought for justice for families whose loved ones were harmed in nursing homes. The grandson of immigrants who fled Europe to escape the Nazis, last year [...]
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Laura Fine
State Senator, 9th District
BiographyLaura Fine Laura is the State Representative for the 17th District and previously served as the Clerk in Northfield Township.  She was also an instructor in the Political Science department at Northeastern Illinois University, where she taught American Government and the Constitution. Prior to teaching, she worked for many years in the media in various positions including producer, [...]
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Scott Britton
Cook County Board, 14th District
BiographyScott Britton Scott Britton grew up in a small farming community in Central Illinois and has maintained a personal and political philosophy heavily grounded the values and principles of his rural hometown. He moved to Chicago after graduating from law school in 1985 and has raised his two children, Ellie and Jake, in the northern [...]
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Debra Shore
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyDebra Shore A native of Chicago, Debra grew up in Dallas, Texas, and lived for a time in Baltimore and Providence, Rhode Island. After returning to Chicago in 1982, Debra became an active volunteer in local conservation initiatives, especially helping to restore the forest preserves along the North Branch of the Chicago River in Cook [...]
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Kari Steele
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyKari Steele Elected November 6, 2012, Commissioner Kari K. Steele is currently serving her first six-year term at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago(MWRD). Prior to being chosen by Cook County voters, Commissioner Steele has more than 11 years experience as a chemist, working at both the Jardine Water Purification Plant (as a [...]
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Kim Du Buclet
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyKim Du Buclet Kim is a mother, a wife, a public servant, a philanthropist and an environmentalist who cares about OUR great lakes, OUR fragile environment and most importantly, our most important resource, water.