Cook County Board of Commissioners
The Cook County Board of Commissioners is a legislative body made up of 17 commissioners who are elected by district for four year terms. Cook County, which includes the City of Chicago, is the United States' second largest county with a population of 5.2 million residents. The county board sets policy and laws for the county regarding property, public health services, public safety, and maintenance of county highways. It is presided over by the County Board President, currently Toni Preckwinkle.
The commissioners, president, and county clerk (who serves as clerk of the board), hold the same offices ex officio on the legally distinct Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners.
List of County Commissioners
This is a list of the Cook County Commissioners in order by district. This list is current as of March 2013.
|District||Commissioner||In office since||Party|
|6||Joan Patricia Murphy||2002||Democratic|
|9||Peter N. Silvestri||1990||Republican|
|11||John P. Daley||1992||Democratic|
|16||Jeffery R. Tobolski||2010||Democratic|
|17||Liz Doody Gorman||2002||Republican|