Bill Lowry was declared the winner of the race for Cook County Commissioner, 3RD District.

“The happy ending of this campaign is just the beginning of the real work. I cannot rest until we secure health, safety, prosperity and justice for the 3rd District residents and all of Cook County,” Lowry said.

This was the first campaign for Lowry, who topped a crowded primary run for the seat after Commissioner Jerry “The Iceman” Butler chose not to seek re-election.

“Commissioner Butler leaves an incredible legacy for the residents of Cook County. I was proud to have his endorsement of my campaign as he passed the baton.” said Lowry.

Lowry entered the general election with endorsements from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Crusader, and Hyde Park Herald. Lowry also received support from business and labor organizations, elected officials and community leaders.

Lowry campaigned vigorously, visiting all 16 zip codes and 14 wards in a district that stretches from the Gold Coast and south to 87th Street and runs between Kedzie and the lakefront. He spread his message of: equitable access to health care, increased mental health care, fairness for individuals reintegrating from the criminal justice system and business/employment opportunities for diverse communities.

The electorate responded and we are grateful for the victory!