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Candidate Forum: Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court

Event on February 21, 2020


The Civic Federation is pleased to partner with the Union League Club of Chicago to co-host a forum featuring the Candidates for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard
5th Floor Crystal Room
Friday, February 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


The candidates running for Circuit Court Clerk in the March 17 Primary are:

  • Richard Boykin (D), Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • Michael Cabonargi (D), Cook County Board of Review Commissioner
  • Iris Martinez (D), Illinois State Senator & Assistant Majority Leader, 20th District
  • Jacob Meister (D), Attorney, Jacob Meister & Associates 
  • Barbara Bellar (R), Physician, Attorney

All five candidates were invited to participate in this moderated panel discussion.



7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Moderated Panel Discussion and Moderated Q&A
9:30 a.m. – Adjourn

American Sign Language interpretation services will be provided. 


Click here to register for the event.

For background on the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk and the issues the Office faces, please click here.

The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the generous sponsor of this program.