2022 Cook County, Illinois elections
← 2020 November 8, 2022 2024 →

The Cook County, Illinois general election will be held on November 8, 2022. Primaries will be held at an earlier date.

Elections will be held for Assessor, Clerk, Sheriff, Treasurer, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, all 17 seats of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, all three seats of the Cook County Board of Review, three seats on the Water Reclamation District Board, and for judgeships on the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Election information

2022 is a midterm election year in the United States. The primaries and general elections for Cook County races will coincide with those for federal (House and Senate) and those for state elections.

Assessor

2022 Cook County Assessor election
← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →

Assessor before election

Fritz Kaegi
Democratic

Elected Assessor

TBD

First-term incumbent assessor Fritz Kaegi, a Democrat, is seeking reelection.[1] He is being challenged in the Democratic primary by Metropolitan Water Reclamation District President Kari Steele.[2]

Democratic primary

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Fritz
Kaegi
Kari
Steele
Undecided
ALG Research (D) August 16–19, 2021 500 (LV) ± 4.4% 22% 21% 56%

Clerk

2022 Cook County Clerk election
← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →

Clerk before election

Karen Yarbrough
Democratic

Elected Clerk

TBD

First-term incumbent clerk is Karen Yarbrough, a Democrat, is seeking reelection.[3]

Sheriff

2022 Cook County Sheriff election
← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →

Sheriff before election

Tom Dart
Democratic

Elected Sheriff

TBD

The incumbent sheriff is Tom Dart, a Democrat currently serving his fourth term.

Only Democrats have held this office ever since Michael F. Sheahan unseated Republican James E. O'Grady in 1990.

Treasurer

2022 Cook County Treasurer election
← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →

Treasurer before election

Maria Pappas
Democratic

Elected Treasurer

TBD

The incumbent treasurer is Maria Pappas, a Democrat currently serving her sixth term.

President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners

2022 President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners election
← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →

President before election

Toni Preckwinkle
Democratic

Elected President

TBD

Incumbent third-term president Toni Preckwinkle, a Democrat, has confirmed that she will run for reelection.[4]

Cook County Board of Commissioners

2022 Cook County Board of Commissioners election
← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →

All 17 seats on the Cook County Board of Commissioners
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 15 2
Seats won TBD TBD
Seat change TBD TBD

The 2022 Cook County Board of Commissioners election will see all seventeen seats of the Cook County Board of Commissioners up for election to four-year terms.

As this will be the first elections held following the 2020 United States Census, the seats will face redistricting before this election. A new map is scheduled to be established by August 2021.[5]

1st district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 1st district

The incumbent 1st district commissioner is Brandon Johnson, a Democrat currently serving his first term.

2nd district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 2nd district

The incumbent 2nd district commissioner is Dennis Deer, a Democrat who was first appointed in 2017, and who was elected outright to a full term in 2018.

3rd district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 3rd district

The incumbent 3rd district commissioner is Bill Lowry, a Democrat currently serving his first term

4th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 4th district

The incumbent 4th District commissioner is Stanley Moore, a Democrat who was first appointed in 2013, and who was subsequently elected outright to two full terms.

5th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 5th district

The incumbent 5th district commissioner is Deborah Sims, a Democrat currently serving her seventh term.

6th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 6th district

The incumbent 6th district commissioner is Donna Miller, a Democrat currently serving her first term.

7th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 7th district

The incumbent 7th district commissioner is Alma Anaya, a Democrat currently serving her first term.

8th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 8th district

The incumbent 8th district commissioner is Luis Arroyo Jr., a Democrat currently serving his second term.

9th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 9th district

The incumbent 9th district commissioner is Peter N. Silvestri, a Republican currently serving his seventh term.

10th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 10th district

The incumbent 10th district commissioner is Bridget Gainer, a Democrat who was first appointed in 2009 and has since been elected to three full-terms.

11th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 11th district

Incumbent 11th district commissioner is John P. Daley, a Democrat in office since 1992.

12th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 12th district

The incumbent 12th district commissioner is Bridget Degnen, a Democrat currently serving her first term.

13th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 13th district

The incumbent 13th district commissioner is Larry Suffredin, a Democrat currently serving his fifth term.

14th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 14th district

The incumbent 14th district commissioner is Scott R. Britton, a Democrat currently serving his first term.

15th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 15th district

The incumbent 15th district commissioner is Kevin B. Morrison, a Democrat currently serving his first term.

16th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 16th district

The incumbent 16th district commissioner is Frank Aguilar, a Democrat who was appointed in 2020.[6]

17th district

See also: Cook County Board of Commissioners 17th district

The incumbent 17th district commissioner is Sean M. Morrison, a Republican who was first appointed in 2015, and was elected to a full term in 2018.

Cook County Board of Review

2022 Cook County Board of Review election
← 2020 November 8, 2022 2024 →

3 of 3 seats on the Cook County Board of Review
2 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 3 0
Seats after TBD TBD
Seat change TBD TBD
Seats up 3 0
Races won TBD TBD

In the 2022 Cook County Board of Review election, all three seats, at least two of which are Democratic-held, will be up for reelection.

The Cook County Board of Review has its three seats rotate the length of terms. In a staggered fashion (in which no two seats have coinciding two-year terms), the seats rotate between two consecutive four-year terms and a two-year term.[7] This will be the first year since 2012 that all three seats are coincidingly up for election.

The seats will face redistricting before this election.[7]

1st district

See also: Cook County Board of Review 1st district

First-term commissioner Tammy Wendt, a Democrat, was elected in 2020. This election will be for a four-year term.[7]

Primaries

Democratic
Candidates

2nd district

See also: Cook County Board of Review 2nd district

Incumbent second-term commissioner Michael Cabonargi, a Democrat, was last reelected in 2018. This election will be for a four-year term.[7]

3rd district

See also: Cook County Board of Review 3rd district

Incumbent fifth-term commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr., a Democrat, was last reelected in 2018. This election will be for a two-year term.[7]

Water Reclamation District Board

2022 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago election
← 2020 November 8, 2022 2024 →

3 of 9 seats on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
5 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican Green
Seats before 9 0 0
Seats after TBD TBD TBD
Seat change TBD TBD TBD
Seats up 3 0 0
Races won TBD TBD TBD

In the 2022 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago election, three six-year term seats will be up for an at-large election. Since three seats will up for election, voters will be able to vote for up to three candidates, and the top-three finishers will win. Additionally, single-member elections may be held to fill unexpired terms if vacancies arrive, but none have yet to be scheduled.

Circuit Court of Cook County

Elections will be held to fill vacancies on the Circuit Court of Cook County, as will retention elections be held for some occupied seats.

Ballot questions

Ballot questions may be included on the ballots for both the primaries and the general election.

Other elections

Coinciding with the primaries, elections will be held to elect both the Democratic and Republican committeepeople for the suburban townships.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

References

  1. ^ Kapos, Shia (25 March 2021). "LORETTO HOSPITAL COO OUT — FIREWORKS WITHIN THE GOP — JUNETEENTH GETS A NOD". POLITICO. Archived from the original on 9 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ Hinton, Rachel. "Water treatment board president Kari Steele to challenge Assessor Fritz Kaegi Archived 2021-10-02 at the Wayback Machine", Chicago Sun-Times. September 20, 2021. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  3. ^ Kapos, Shia (21 June 2021). "FACING DOWN RACISM AND VIOLENCE — THE TRIBUNE EXODUS — YARBROUGH's IN FOR '22". POLITICO. Archived from the original on 9 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  4. ^ Hinton, Rachel (27 June 2019). "'Of course' Toni Preckwinkle seeking re-election as Cook County Board president". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  5. ^ Kapos, Shia (23 April 2021). "POLICE CHIEF EMERGES — COOK COUNTY's REMAP — PROBING DEADLY FIRES — A NOD TO TERM LIMITS". POLITICO. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  6. ^ Hinton, Rachel (20 April 2020). "Swearing-in of Tobolski's County Board successor held behind closed doors – like his selection". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e "35 ILCS 200/5-5". ilga.gov. Government of Illinois. Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Longtime alderman to run for property tax appeals panel". Crain's Chicago Business. July 6, 2021. Archived from the original on July 12, 2021. Retrieved October 7, 2021.