Cook County Commissioner, District 7

Employer / Organization

Cook County Commissioner District 7

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022


The County Board of Commissioners fulfills three major powers in County government: executive, legislative and quasi-judicial.The Board may adopt ordinances and rules to control the administration of County government and regulate public conduct within the unincorporated areas of the County. The Board of Commissioners must adopt and implement an annual budget outlining the expenditures of all branches of the County. The Board also supervises the activities of the CEO and all County departments, determines County and special district policies and sets salaries of County personnel. Each supervisor has the responsibility of selecting citizens to serve on the various County commissions and committees.

Application Guidelines
To run for this position you must contact the County Clerk's Elections Division in which you reside, or the Illinois State Board of Elections. Be aware that the filing window is typically only one week long, however the period for circulating petitions for signatures and preparing your paperwork is much longer (typically 90 days). If you are considering running, contact the County Clerk as soon as possible to verify that you are eligible to run for this position, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The County Clerks and the State Board of Elections are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois on this page.

Submit application to:
Cook County Clerk-Elections, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL, 60602, US