Cook County Republican Slate Officially Files Candidacy Paperwork

From the Cook County Republican Party…

CHICAGO, IL – The slate of Cook County Republican countywide candidates filed their official paperwork yesterday, filing with 6,384 signatures which is nearly three times the number of signatures required.

“I want to thank the many volunteers who helped circulate petitions, especially our Republican Township and Ward Committeemen,” commented Del Mar. “We have three immensely qualified candidates for County offices this year, and judging by the strength of their campaigns already it is clear Republicans will be putting up a strong fight in Cook County in 2012. We are no longer willing to cede this county to the Democrats, and this year we will be fighting hard for every vote right here in President Obama’s home county.”

Lori Yokoyama, an attorney and entrepreneur, is challenging incumbent Anita Alvarez for Cook County State’s Attorney to finally begin investigating political scandals in the county. Diane Shapiro, an investigator in the Cook County Sheriff’s office who worked in the Recorder of Deeds Office from 1976-1979, will take on scandal-plagued Dorothy Brown for Circuit Court Clerk. Sherri Griffith, a sales and marketing consultant, is running for Cook County Recorder of Deeds to eliminate the office, while her opponent, Karen Yarborough, has resisted such a cost-saving move.

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About the Cook County Republican Party:
The Cook County Republican Party coordinates the Republican Party’s efforts in the largest county in Illinois and the 2nd largest in the nation. Led by Chairman Aaron Del Mar, the Palatine Township Republican Committeeman elected in 2012 to head the County GOP, the Cook County Republicans are working to build a presence in Chicago while strengthening their standing in the suburbs in order to elect leaders who believe in the foundational principles of the Republican Party, namely fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and limited government.

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