Cook County Board President Forum, Nov. 15 Republicans Excluded

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Better Government Association of Chicago is hosting a debate between candidates for Cook County Board President. Naturally, the extremely left-leaning Andy Shaw and his merry little group of faux concerned citizens are excluding the Republican candidates in their forum. Perhaps you might want to email the lefty Shaw and ask why he is excluding the two Republican candidates in his faux forum? Email them at or call them at (312) 427-8330.

Who is your choice for President of the Cook County Board? Still not decided? Perhaps you ‘d like to attend a free, live forum of the candidates on Sunday, November 15 at the DePaul Student Center. For details, read the following media advisory from our friends at the Better Government Association (BGA). Note: If you plan to attend, please let them know so that they can best accommodate a large crowd. RSVP to

The Better Government Association & 43rd Ward Democrats Host Candidates Forum

Andy Shaw, Executive Director of the Better Government Association, will moderate a lively discussion among the Democratic Candidates for President of the Cook County Board: Todd Stroger, the incumbent; Toni Preckwinkle, 4th Ward Alderman; Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court; and Terrence O’Brien, President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The debate is a DePaul University Forum. Democratic Committeeman Michele Smith and the 43rd Ward Democrats are hosts of the County Board President Democratic Candidates Forum, which is being held at the DePaul University Center at Belden and Sheffield in Lincoln Park.

“The debate in the 43rd Ward offers voters and taxpayers an excellent opportunity to see who, among the Democratic candidates, is truly committed to eliminating the ‘corruption tax’ we all pay when government is run for the benefit of the politicians and not the public,” Shaw said. “The BGA is dedicated to restoring FAITH in government, which is an acronym for Fairness, Accountability, Integrity, Transparency and Honesty. That’s the Better Government Association’s mission, and we’re eager to see who shares it.”

Sunday, November 15th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DePaul Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield

County Board President Candidates Forum
Moderator: Andy Shaw
Executive Director of the Better Government Association

Debate Participants:

  • Todd Stroger – President, Cook County Board
  • Toni Preckwinkle – 4th Ward Alderman
  • Dorothy Brown – Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Terrence O’Brien – President, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Contact: Andy Shaw
312-386-9097 email:
Contact: Liz Caldwell
773-963-8963 email:

All are welcome. Admission is free. Doors open to the public at Noon. Attendees are asked to please RSVP, if possible, at to help accommodate the expected large turnout.

Public Parking Available: 2335 North Sheffield Public Transportation Red, Purple and Brown Lines: Exit at the Fullerton station.

Forum Co-Sponsors: DePaul Democrats, DePaul Political Science Department, Better Government Association, WCPT AM & FM [820-AM Chicago] – Chicago’s Progressive Talk Radio.


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