Never in Cook County’s nearly 180 years has an independent been elected to countywide office, experts say, but some say it could happen this year.
“I think there’s such upheaval politically that voters may not get hung up on party affiliation,” said Joseph Schwieterman, director of DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.
Green Party candidate for Illinois governor Rich Whitney, Green Party candidate for US Senate in Illinois LeAlan Jones, and Green Party candidate for Cook County Board President Tom Tresser all appeared on the PBS program Chicago Tonight on Wednesday. You can watch their appearance below.
Tom Tresser is the Green Party’s candidate for Cook County Board President in Illinois. Cook County encompasses part of the city of Chicago. Mike Volpe of The Provocateur recently interviewed him on the topic of corruption in local politics:
In an email to supporters, Green Party congressional candidate Matt Reichel talked about a “holiday party” that gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney, Cook County Board Presidential candidate Tom Tresser, and he would attend. Details are below.
Just a reminder that our Green Party Holiday Party will take place this Tuesday, Dec 15th.
The co-founder of the group No Games Chicago, which advocated (successfully) against holding the 2016 Olympics in Chicago, has announced that he is running for Cook County Board president. Tom Tresser is running as a Green. If another candidate enters the race with the Green Party, there will be a primary on February 2nd.… Read more ...