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Steele: Still Wants Cook County Board Presidency

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Some Cook County Commissioners are balking at the idea of Board President John Stroger choosing his successor.

Stroger, who is recovering from a stroke, wants his son, a Chicago alderman to replace him on the November ballot,.

But Cook County Commissioner Bobbie Steele says Alderman Todd Stroger doesn’t have the record to run county government.

She says, “While I respect the potential candidate, I just think that county government at this point and time has such critical issues that need to be addressed that it needs someone with experience.”

Steele says she’s the most qualified for the job and will continue her push to get it.

Stroger is expected to send a letter to party officials this week removing himself from the ballot.

The Cook County Democratic Party would then decide who’ll replace him.

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