On Tuesday, April 25, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced she will not seek re-election to the office she has held for two terms. Upon hearing the announcement, State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) issued the following statement:
“Today’s news that Kim Foxx will not seek re-election provides hope for residents of Cook County. Chicago is a wonderful city with endless possibilities for tourism, jobs, small and large business development, and more. Making sure Chicago is safe is critical to future success in all of these areas.
“With Kim Foxx’s decision not to seek re-election, we have an opportunity to reset the relationship between Cook County and the collars, and between the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office and the frontline men and women in blue who wear the badge. I hope our next Cook County State’s Attorney will hold violent offenders accountable, and will consider public safety as priority number one.
“Over the last seven years, people committed crimes in Cook County, were let back out on the street rather than prosecuted, and many committed new crimes. This type of turnstile justice simply doesn’t work. I look forward to meeting the candidates who would like to succeed Kim Foxx and hope the new State’s Attorney will be committed to holding criminals accountable and will prioritize public safety.”