Paloma Andrade, Green Party candidate for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, is featured in an article in Chicago’s Daily Herald as part of a series of articles on the candidates running in this race.
In 2007, Andrade ran as an Independent for Chicago’s 14th Ward alderman seat against Democratic incumbent Edward Burke, who has held that seat for 39 years. On Nov. 4, she takes on Democratic incumbent Dorothy Brown and Republican candidate Diane Shapiro for the position of circuit court clerk, who’s responsible for maintaining the files of the largest consolidated court system in the world.
“I’m an activist,” said Andrade, a bilingual special education teacher and mother of four, who ran against Burke to give voice to the ward’s Latino residents. “I don’t consider myself a politician.”