Running for:

Cook County State's Attorney

Current Position:

Cook County State's Attorney

Party Affiliation:

Democrat

Kim Foxx

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Illinois

Kimberly M. Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. As Cook County State’s Attorney, Foxx has undertaken substantial criminal justice reforms focused on public safety and equity. She revamped the office’s Conviction Integrity Unit, resulting in overturned convictions in over 80 cases, including the first-ever mass exoneration in Cook County for 15 men whose convictions stemmed from misconduct by a Chicago Police Officer. Foxx is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the SIU School of Law.