Dorothy Brown Won't Run Again For Circuit Clerk

Craig Dellimore
August 14, 2019 - 5:43 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Dorothy Brown, the longtime clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, will not seek re-election.

At the end of her current term, Brown will have had 20 years in the office. She said it’s time for her to move onto the next level, helping her community and doing some consulting. 

She denied her decision not to run again is because of the long and continuing investigation of corruption in her office. Brown has not been charged with wrongdoing, and she’s insisted she’s the victim of false statements by former employees.

The controversies have made her a political target, though. Four people were already vying for the office before Brown’s announcement: Michael Cabonargi of the Cook County Board of review; state Sen. Iris Martinez; lawyer Jacob Meister and Mariyana Spyropoulos of the Water Reclamation District.  

County Democrats have a slating session Friday.