Election Day 2016 in Chicago, Ill.

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Kim Foxx secured the State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois position in a landslide election against republican candidate Christopher E. K. Pfannkuche, according to NBC Chicago. The high profile position is responsible for prosecuting criminals and protecting the state against litigation.

Foxx was nominated as the democratic candidate for the role after winning the county wide primary election against incumbent Anita Alavrez in March, securing 59% of the vote.

Foxx’s nomination came in the wake of a firestorm of criticism for Alvarez, who was highly criticized for her poor handling of the death of unarmed teen, Laquan McDonald.

The work is just beginning, and our struggles here are very real,” Foxx told her supporters in a victory speech. “The need to rebuild a broken criminal justice system here in Cook County is not work that should be taken lightly.”

Even though this win is a victory for Foxx, she has an uphill battle ahead of her. Foxx rode a campaign of transparency, a stark contrast to the outgoing state’s attorney Alvarez. Voters will expect her commitment to honesty to continue throughout her tenure in office. Her moves will be highly monitored considering Chicago just had it’s deadliest month of 2016 in October.

Foxx has a lot to prove to the state, but she’s just the woman to do it.

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8 thoughts on “Kim Foxx Becomes First African-American Female State’s Attorney For Cook County, Illinois

  1. Nina Allen Hart. JD Candidate on said:

    Larry,
    Why are you always on this website? If you are so filled with hate, share it with the neighbors next to your trailer. And leave your daughter alone!

  2. Marilyn Mosby is a classic example of an official being elected because of her race. She is wholly unqualified to be State’s Attorney. Both blacks and whites in Baltimore agree on that fact.

  3. Larry why be so negative, what does affirmative action has to do with being elected. One thing I know for sure when it come to affirmative action women of color never really benefited from it. You either was qualified for the job or you didn’t get it. One thing I do know about it that white women was able to break that glass ceiling and became CEO’s of their own businesses and of corporations. Do your research before putting it out there.

    • MBAMeg99 on said:

      Why does every black have to hired only because of Affirmative bAction. Let me educate you. African American women are the most educated of any group. Fact you can’t help, we are smarter than a whole bunch of other folks and that truth bothers you. Oh well, nothing you can do about it. We’re not going anywhere! #boom

      • hahahahahahahah ! you have got to be joking me! where did you learn that at your nation of islam or black panther convention? Fact blacks have the lowest iq of any race and there has never been a single iq test administered where you beasts havent scored the lowest ahahahhahahahhahhaahha

    • Nina Allen Hart. JD Candidate on said:

      Larry,
      Why are you always on this website? If you are so filled with hate, share it with the neighbors next to your trailer. And leave your daughter alone!

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