Embattled Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Announces Run For Mayor

Andy Dahn
April 22, 2018 - 5:41 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Despite being under federal investigation, Cook Country Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announced her 2019 mayoral run Sunday afternoon.

Brown got a packed room of supporters in the Downtown Hilton buzzing with promises of safe neighborhoods, transparent government and economic equality. But some of the loudest cheers came when she defended herself from an ongoing investigation into accepting bribes from employees.

"I respect law enforcement," Brown said. "Anytime someone comes and has a complaint, it's their duty to look into it, whether it's true or false, as these are false. But the citizens of Chicago and Cook County have elected me five times. They trust me. I am a proven leader."

Brown said now is the time for her to enter the race.

"I looked at my track record for success," Brown said. "I looked at my track record for leading. I looked at my track record for reaching out to communities, and I realized that Chicago needs real change and I am the person to bring that change."

After a previous and unsuccessful run for mayor, she said Chicagoans now know the real Dorothy Brown.

"We have made real change. I believe that the citizens of Chicago now know that they made a mistake in 2007."