Candidates

Democratic Party Candidates

The Northfield Dems have endorsed a number of highly qualified public servants for the upcoming general election on November 8th, 2016. Below are our endorsed candidates:

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Hillary Clinton
U.S. President
BiographyHillary Clinton Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s [...]
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Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator
BiographyTammy Duckworth Tammy Duckworth is running to represent Illinois in the United States Senate. Following her career as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, Tammy worked as an advocate for Veterans at both the state and federal level. Tammy was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, where she has been an active [...]
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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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Janice Schakowsky
U.S. Congress, 9th District
BiographyJan Schakowsky Jan Schakowsky has been a lifelong consumer advocate and a champion for, what she sees as, the disappearing middle class.  From her days as a young housewife who led the campaign to put expiration dates on food products to the 2008 passage of legislation she helped write making children’s products and toys safe, [...]
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Brad Schneider
U.S. Congress, 10th District
BiographyBrad Schneider From 2013-2015, Brad represented the 10th District of Illinois in the 113th Congress. In Congress and at home, Brad has focused on strengthening the middle class, rebuilding a vibrant economy and breaking through partisan gridlock to help move our country forward.
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Kim Foxx
Cook County State's Attorney
BiographyKim Foxx Kim Foxx is an accomplished leader, prosecutor, and advocate for children and families in Cook County. She is running to become Cook County State’s Attorney to continue that work, and to restore public faith in a criminal justice system that has failed so many families. Kim Foxx is the Democratic Party's candidate for [...]
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Karen Yarbrough
Cook County Recorder of Deeds
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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Julie Morrison
State Senator, 29th District
BiographyJulie Morrison Julie Morrison has served as State Senator for the 29th District since 2012. In the Senate, Julie has focused on legislation to protect children, the rights of people with developmental disabilities, and issues involving ethics and good government – areas that reflect some of the same priorities Julie has dedicated herself to throughout [...]
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Robyn Gabel
State Representative, 18th District
BiographyRobyn Gabel Robyn Gabel is from Evanston and has represented the people of the 18th District in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2010. During her time in the legislature, she has become a legislative leader in protecting and fostering the growth of children and women in Illinois and environmental stewardship. Her legislative accomplishments include [...]
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Laura Fine
State Representative, 17th 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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Elaine Nekritz
State Representative, 57th District
BiographyElaine Nekritz State Representative Elaine Nekritz is serving her seventh term in the Illinois House of Representatives. The 57th District encompasses portions of several of Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs: Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Wheeling, Palatine, Mount Prospect, and Prospect Heights.
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Scott Drury
State Representative, 58th District
BiographyScott Drury Scott Drury grew up in the district and is raising his family in our community — one where residents are passionate about issues and deeply invested in working together to create a bright future for the next generation.  Scott is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and now practices law in the private sector.  Scott also is an adjunct professor [...]
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Mariyana Spyropoulos
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyMariyana Spyropoulos Mariyana Spyropoulos is a current Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. She is also an attorney with an MBA. As the only attorney on the Board, she brings a unique legal and business perspective combined with her concern for the environment.
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Barbara McGowan
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyBarbara McGowan Commissioner McGowan has proudly served on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago since 1998. Currently running for her 4th term. She has been voted unanimously as Vice President of the Board 3 times. Commissioner McGowan will continue to fight for safer drinking water and to improve the quality of life for all Cook [...]
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Josina Morita
Commissioner, MWRD
BiographyJosina Morita Josina Morita is running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) because, as an urban planner, she understands that issues of water management, infrastructure and accessibility are crucial issues for the region.  Unlike oil, there is no substitute for fresh water.  We must manage this precious resource well for this generation, and the next.
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Dorothy Brown
Clerk, Circuit Court
BiographyDorothy Brown Dorothy Brown is the incumbent Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
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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.