O’Neill Burke Declares Victory Over Clayton Harris III

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O’Neill Burke Declares Victory Over Clayton Harris III (Chicago, IL) — Former Illinois Appellate Court Justice and candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Eileen O’Neill Burke has declared victory over Democratic Primary opponent Clayton Harris III. Her campaign’s statement is below:

“With very few votes left to be counted and a mathematically insurmountable lead, former Justice Eileen O’Neill Burke declared victory with a majority of primary voters electing her to be the Democratic nominee for Cook County State’s Attorney.

“O’Neill Burke expressed her appreciation to voters across Cook County in the following statement:

“’It was worth the wait. I am so honored to be the Democratic nominee for Cook County State’s Attorney.

“‘I’d like to congratulate Clayton Harris on a hard-fought campaign. While we may have had our differences in this election, we share a love for our beautiful city and Cook County.

‘”If I’ve learned one thing during this process, it’s that there is so much more that unites us than what divides us.

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“‘Across every neighborhood and every town in Cook County, people told me the same thing: we want a fair criminal justice system that works for everyone. We want a professional and effective State’s Attorney’s Office. We want illegal guns and assault weapons off our streets. We want less crime and safer communities, not by locking everyone up, but by turning people around.

“‘Whether you voted for me or not, I promise to work tirelessly as your State’s Attorney. I still feel the pride in my chest swell up when I remember stepping up in court as a young prosecutor and saying I was there on behalf of the People.

“‘The State’s Attorney’s office has a noble mission to represent victims and uphold the law. It’s a solemn obligation that I will take on with humility and dedication.

“Thank you for your faith in me. Together, I know we can build a safer, stronger Cook County.’”

O’Neill Burke Declares Victory Over Clayton Harris III

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