Our Elected Officials
Northfield Township is fortunate to have a number of dedicated public servants working for our community. Here are the elected officials serving our township:
BiographyDick Durbin Senator Dick Durbin was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 after representing central and southern Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Today, Dick serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader (also known as the Democratic Whip) — the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate—and on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
Cook County States Attorney
BiographyKim Foxx Kimberly M. Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Kim took office on December 1, 2016 with a vision for transforming the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office into a fairer, more forward-thinking agency focused on rebuilding [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]