The Cook County Democratic Party endorses candidates for office every two years in the August prior to the March primary. Our Pre-Slating committee also typically holds meetings in June prior to August slating to allow you to introduce yourself to committeepersons. Due to the date change in the 2022 primary, Pre-Slating for 2022 will be held in October 2021, with slating following in December. The Party only endorses for offices that run countywide (local committeepersons handle endorsements for offices in local districts). These are the offices for which the Party endorses for:

  • Federal offices: US President, US Senate
  • Statewide offices: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Comptroller, Treasurer
  • Countywide Offices: County Board President, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Sheriff, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners
  • Judicial offices: Supreme Court, Appellate Court, Circuit Court (countywide vacancies only)

If you are interested in appearing for slating for one of these offices, please fill out the form below and attach your resume. A member of Party staff will be in touch with you with more details.