Longtime Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has announced that she will not be running for re-election next year, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Brownthe subject of a federal probe for yearssaid she'll be able to earn a pension next year, when she will mark 20 years of service as a countywide elected official. She told the Tribune that she plans on entering the for-profit sector.
Despite the aforementioned probe, Brown won re-election in 2016 ( defeating Ald. Michelle Harris and gay attorney Jacob Meister ) and ran for Chicago mayor in the 2019 election, supporting Amara Enyia after withdrawing from the race. ( Brown has not been charged with wrongdoing, although the newspaper noted she took thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and gifts from employees, and required employees to pay if they wanted to wearing jeans on Fridays. )
The Tribune item is at www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-circuit-court-clerk-dorothy-brown-wont-seek-reelection-20190814-tgym4f4c6vca3g6v6hwmnbxbgi-story.html .