Chicago — Progressive reformer and Democratic candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Jacob Meister, today received the endorsement of former Cook County Clerk, David Orr. Meister also released a comprehensive list of endorsements for his candidacy. The endorsements are an impressive list of newspapers, democratic organizations, progressive organizations, and progressive elected officials from all around Cook County.

“I have known Jacob Meister for many years and I can wholeheartedly say that Jacob has the plan and the energy to fix this office that is stuck in decades of mismanagement and patronage. On March 17th we must elect a true reformer who is both independent and progressive. This is why I am endorsing Jacob Meister as the next Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and I ask you to join me in supporting Jacob,” said David Orr.

Jacob Meister has promised to bring progressive reform to the Clerk of the Court office. His proposals to reform the office both ethically and operationally has earned the endorsement of the Daily Herald, Former Cook County Clerk David Orr, Chairman Scott Waguespack, Alderman Maria Hadden, Alderman James Cappleman, State Representative Theresa Mah, State Representative Andre Thapedi, LGBTQ Victory Fund, Chicago NOW PAC, Northside Democracy for America, Southside Democracy for America, and many others. 

“During the course of this election, I have traveled to every corner of Cook County to let people know my ideas for cleaning up the pay-to-play politics and patronage that have been so commonplace in the office for too long and finally bringing access to justice to every resident of our county,” said Jacob Meister. “I have worked very closely with many of these progressive groups and elected officials to get our message of reform out to the voters. Today’s announcement shows that the reform movement that swept Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Assessor Fritz Kaegi into office is only growing stronger. I hope on March 17th the voters of Cook County will join our endorsers and vote for real progressive change in Cook County.”


A complete list of endorsements can be found on Jacob Meister’s website at 

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