Candidates

Democratic Party Candidates

The Northfield Dems have endorsed a number of highly qualified public servants for the upcoming primary election on March 20th, 2018. Below are our endorsed candidates:

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Daniel Biss
Illinois Governor
BiographyDaniel Biss Daniel currently represents the 9th District in the Illinois State Senate and previously served one term in the Illinois House representing the 17th District. He’s spent his time as a legislator expanding access, equity and care for all Illinoisans, fighting for financial security for families, and protecting our environment. He is now a [...]
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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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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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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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Marty Durkan
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyMarty Durkan Marty Durkan is running to serve you as Commissioner on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
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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.
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Oran Whiting
Cook County Judge
BiographyOran Whiting The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Oran F. Whiting to the Cook County Circuit Court in July, 2017. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Whiting successfully practiced law for 30 years, as a partner at the nation’s largest law firms, representing diverse clients in litigation and regulatory matters. His legal acumen [...]
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Jonathan Clark Green
Cook County Judge
BiographyJonathan Clark Green Jonathan Clark Green is a supervising attorney in the City of Chicago Department of Law, where he practices civil rights and torts litigation in state and federal courts, having tried a number of jury trials to verdict. With over thirty years of legal experience, Mr. Green supervises attorneys in matters involving complex [...]
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Tom Sam Sianis
Cook County Judge
BiographyTom Sam Sianis Special Assistant Attorney General for the Illinois Attorney General's Office Enforcement Division Chief of the Illinois Securities Department Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Owner of the Billy Goat Tavern Qualified and Recommended by all of the evaluating bar associations
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Preston Jones Jr.
Cook County Judge
BiographyPreston Jones Jr. I am a father myself, and I work to instill in my four children the same values my parents instilled in me- a good work ethic, compassion, and integrity. I have a son who is on the autism spectrum, and I want to ensure that he has the same opportunities as other [...]
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Cecilia Anne Horan
Cook County Judge
BiographyCecilia Anne Horan Judge Cecilia A. Horan was appointed as a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, on January 19, 2017, by the Illinois Supreme Court. She is presently assigned to the First Municipal Division where she hears cases involving contract disputes, the rights of landlords and tenants, debtors and creditors, and [...]
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Clare Joyce Quish
Cook County Judge
BiographyClare Joyce Quish Judge Clare Joyce Quish was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Circuit Judge to the Circuit Court of Cook County on June 28, 2016. She is currently assigned to the First Municipal Division, hearing small claims cases involving breach of contract, collections, and attorney fee petitions. Judge Quish was previously [...]
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Peter Michael Gonzalez
Cook County Judge
BiographyPeter Michael Gonzalez Appointed by an order of the Illinois Supreme Court, I took the oath of office on November 27, 2017 to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of Cook County. I am truly humbled to be the first male Latino appointed to a county-wide judicial vacancy. The election will determine whether [...]
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Jack Hagerty
Cook County Judge
BiographyJack Hagerty Represents public and privately held corporations and various units of local government in a wide array of complex litigation in state and federal courts. Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation including class actions, commercial disputes, employment-related litigation and claims for injunctive relief. Handles matters before the Judicial Inquiry Board, the [...]