Toni Preckwinkle

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Toni Preckwinkle
Toni Preckwinkle 2019.jpg
President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded byTodd Stroger
City of Chicago Alderman
In office
1991–2010
Preceded byTimothy C. Evans
Succeeded byShirley Newsome
Constituency4th Ward, Chicago
Personal details
Born
Toni Reed

(1947-03-17) March 17, 1947 (age 72)
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Zeus Preckwinkle (m. 1969, div. 2013)
ChildrenKyle Preckwinkle
one adopted daughter
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Alma materUniversity of Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle (née Reed; March 17, 1947) is an American politician. She is the current Cook County Board President and a former alderman in the Chicago City Council representing Chicago's 4th ward in Cook County, Illinois, United States.

She was elected on November 2, 2010, as President of the Cook County Board, the Executive Branch of Cook County government. Preckwinkle first sought office in 1983 and was defeated twice before securing election in 1991 and being re-elected as alderman four times.[1]

On September 20, 2018, Preckwinkle announced her candidacy for Mayor of Chicago in the 2019 election to replace Rahm Emanuel.[2][3][4] She advanced to the runoff election on April 2.[5] She was defeated by Lightfoot by nearly 50%.

References[change | change source]

  1. Joravsky, Ben; Dumke, Mick. "Toni Preckwinkle, 4th Ward (Your Chicago City Council: Our guide to all 50 aldermen)". Chicago Reader. Retrieved October 10, 2007.
  2. Ruthhart, Bill and Hal Dardick (September 20, 2018). "'I'm doing this because I can': Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle launches run for Chicago mayor". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  3. Hinz, Greg (September 20, 2018). "Preckwinkle jumps into crowded Chicago mayor's race". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  4. Hinton, Rachel (September 20, 2018). "Preckwinkle jumps into race for mayor: 'I don't make this decision lightly'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  5. "Live updates: Bill Daley concedes in Chicago mayoral race, as Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle emerge from crowded field". The Chicago Tribune. February 26, 2019.

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