“I do solemnly swear, that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of state’s attorney according to the best of my ability.”
That’s the oath of office for the Cook County State’s Attorney. It’s the very oath that Kim Foxx breaks regularly in her pursuit of higher office. And because she puts her political ambitions above her oath of office, Cook County residents can have no faith or trust in Kim Foxx. She’s sacrificed her integrity and put the credibility of our Cook County legal system in question.
As a result, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is in a state of disarray. Criminals are free and law-abiding citizens are prisoners in their homes. Victims of crime have no advocate. The Cook County State’s Attorney needs to change, and I am the leader that offers that change to bring integrity and order to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
I will bring professionalism and integrity to the state’s attorney’s office, ensuring that all Assistant State’s Attorneys understand they are to enforce the law without regard to an individual’s social standing, economic status, or political clout. I will instill order, bringing in effective prosecutors who will lead the fight for justice in Cook County long after I’ve left office. And I will always act consistently with the State’s Attorney Oath of Office without apology.
Unlike many previous state’s attorneys, especially Kim Foxx, I’m not looking for this position as a stepping-stone for higher office. To be honest, I’m so apolitical I didn’t even want to run for office. But the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office gave me my start as an attorney, taught me how to be a lawyer and to respect the legal system. Many of my close professional friends also came through the state’s attorney’s office, and we’ve watched Kim Foxx destroy the integrity of the office we hold in such high regard. I knew that if there was anything I could do to right this wrong, it was my responsibility to do so. That’s why I’ve stepped up to fire Kim Foxx and bring integrity to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.