Richard Cooke is the officially endorsed and slated candidate of the Cook County Democratic Party.


Richard Cooke is honored to be endorsed by the following leaders and organizations:

Early Endorsements


Luis Gutierrez, U.S. Representative 4th Congressional District

Mike Quigley, U.S. Representative 5th Congressional District


Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State

John Cullerton, President – Illinois State Senate

Michael Madigan, Speaker – Illinois House of Representatives

Iris Martinez, Illinois State Senate

John G. Mulroe, Illinois State Senate

Luis Arroyo – State Representative 3rd District

Will Guzzardi – State Representative 39th District

Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. – State Representative 40th District

Al Ronan, Retired State Representative

Miguel Santiago, Retired State Representative

Cook County

Toni Preckwinkle, President Cook County Board

Joseph Berrios, Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party

Karen A. Yarbrough, Cook County Recorder of Deeds

Luis Arroyo, Jr., Cook County Board 8th District

John Fritchey, Cook County Board 12th District


Proco Joe Moreno, Alderman and Committeeman 1st Ward

Brian Hopkins, Alderman 2nd Ward

Edward M. Burke, Alderman and Committeeman 14th Ward

Roberto Maldonado, Alderman and Committeeman 26th Ward

Walter Burnett, Jr., Alderman and Committeeman 27th Ward

Ariel Reboyras, Alderman and Committeeman 30th Ward

Milly Santiago, Alderman 31st Ward

Scott Waguespack, Alderman and Committeeman 32nd Ward

Richard Mell, Committeeman 33rd Ward

Gilbert Villegas, Alderman 36th Ward

Emma Mitts, Alderman and Committeeman 37th Ward

Paul Rosenfeld, Committeeman 47th Ward

Institutional & Leaders

Cuban American Chamber of Commerce

Chicagoland Car Wash Association

Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association

Illinois Association of Convenience Stores

Rick Garcia, National LGBT Activist

Organized Labor 

Chicago Federation of Labor

Chicago Fire Fighters Union – Local 2