Mayor-elect Johnson Statement on State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

CHICAGO – In response to an announcement from State’s Attorney Kim Foxx that she will not seek re-election, Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson issued the following statement:

“Kim Foxx made history as the first Black woman elected as Cook County state’s attorney, and has been instrumental in working to reform the Conviction Bond Office, which has resulted in overturning nearly 200 wrongful convictions, expunging more than 15,000 cannabis crimes, and bringing equity to a criminal justice system that has long disenfranchised people and communities of color. She has led her office with dignity and civility, and as a colleague at the county level, I am grateful for the work that she has accomplished in her two terms. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”