Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger withdrew from the March 17 primary after a challenge to his petitions knocked him below the required number of signatures to qualify for a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District ( MWRD ) board seat, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
He fell 1,821 signatures short of the 7,279 signatures needed to get on the ballot.
Strogerthe son of former Cook County Board President John Strogerheaded the county during 2006-10; he lost to Toni Preckwinkle in 2010. He had previously been an Illinois state representative and a Chicago alderman.
The full Sun-Times article is at chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/30/21042937/todd-stroger-primary-ballot-mwrd .