View who filed for Cook County commissioners, county offices
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View who filed for Cook County commissioners, county offices

The candidate filings are in.

All five seats on the Cook County Board of Commissioners will be on the ballot this fall when Election Day rolls around. The reasoning stems from, at least partially, the results of the 2020 census.

Candidates for county commissioner and other offices had until May 31 at 5 p.m. to file.

The candidates who filed to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners are:

Commissioner District 1                  Yastrianne Spry;  Debra White

Commissioner District 2                  Stacey Hawkins; David Berglund

Commissioner District 3                  David Mills

Commissioner District 4                  Ann Sullivan; Theresa Luther-Dolan

Commissioner District 5                  Ginny Storlie; Bruce Martinson


For County Offices:

Sheriff                                               Patrick Eliasen

Attorney                                           Molly Hicken

Recorder                                          Dusty Nelms

Auditor-Treasurer                          Braidy Powers

SWCD District 1                               Gregg Westigard

SWCD District 2                              Stanley Tull

There are no primaries for county offices this year as three or more candidates did not file for any given seat up for election. Nevertheless, the statewide Primary Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Due to the standard election process, the commissioners from districts 1, 3 and 5 were all up for election in 2022 regardless of redistricting. The commissioners currently serving in these seats are Bob Svaleson, Dave Mills and Ginny Storlie, respectively.

District 2 Commissioner Stacey Hawkins and District 4 Commissioner Ann Sullivan were both elected in 2020. On the standard election calendar, their seats on the county board would not be up for reelection until 2024. However, the redistricting process is likely to put both of their seats on the county board up for election in 2022, Auditor Braidy Powers explained earlier this month.

WTIP will host candidate interviews and forums ahead of the November election. These forums will be in September or early October.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Powers about the 2022 filings and what comes next in the process. Audio below.