Cook County Board of Commissioners

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Cook County Board of Commissioners
Cook County IL Code of Ordinances title page.jpg
Title page of the Cook County Code of Ordinances
Agency overview
Headquarters Chicago City Hall
118 N. Clark Street Chicago, Illinois
Employees 22,000 (2014)
Annual budget US$ 3.1 billion (2014)
Agency executive

The Cook County Board of Commissioners is a legislative body made up of 17 commissioners who are elected by district, and a president who is elected county wide, all 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.[1] 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.


Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 13
  Republican Party 4

List of County Commissioners[edit]

This is a list of the Cook County Commissioners in order by district. This list is current as of June 2015.

District Commissioner In office since Party
President Toni Preckwinkle 2010 Democratic
1 Richard Boykin 2014 Democratic
2 Robert Steele 2006 Democratic
3 Jerry Butler 1986 Democratic
4 Stanley Moore 2013 Democratic
5 Deborah Sims 1994 Democratic
6 Joan Patricia Murphy 2002 Democratic
7 Jesús "Chuy" García 2010 Democratic
8 Luis Arroyo, Jr. 2014 Democratic
9 Peter N. Silvestri 1990 Republican
10 Bridget Gainer 2009 Democratic
11 John P. Daley 1992 Democratic
12 John Fritchey 2010 Democratic
13 Larry Suffredin 2002 Democratic
14 Gregg Goslin 1998 Republican
15 Tim Schneider 2006 Republican
16 Jeffery R. Tobolski 2010 Democratic
17 Sean M. Morrison 2015 Republican

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