Cook County state's attorney candidates Kim Foxx, Pat O'Brien, Brian Dennehy discuss issues

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The three candidates for Cook County state's attorney spoke about the issues on Newsviews Sunday morning.

Kim Foxx is the Democratic incumbent.

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The three candidates for Cook County state's attorney talked about the issues Sunday on Newsviews.


She is the first African American woman to hold the job.

Foxx said she's running for a second term because she wants to "continue the important work of reforming justice and making a fairer, safer system for Cook County."

The Republican candidate is Judge Pat O'Brien.

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The three candidates for Cook County state's attorney talked about the issues Sunday on Newsviews.



He spent nine years as a Cook County judge. And O'Brien has previously worked in the state's attorney's office.

He later served as an assistant Illinois attorney general.
O'Brien said the state's attorney's office needs to change, and he is the person to "restore integrity and order."

The third candidate is Libertarian Brian Dennehy.

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The three candidates for Cook County state's attorney talked about the issues Sunday on Newsviews.



He's an attorney and accountant who has described his political background as "upset citizen."

Dennehy has said, if elected, his focus would be on those who harm other people.
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