Fritz Kaegi, the Oak Parker elected in 2018 as the reform-minded Cook County Assessor, has announced he’s running to be an Elizabeth Warren delegate to this summer’s Democratic National Convention.
This was first reported by Greg Hinz, the political columnist at Crain’s. Hinz raised the question of whether entering into a partisan political battle for a presidential candidate might tarnish Kaegi’s reputation for being above politics.
A progressive Democrat, Kaegi unseated incumbent Joe Berrios for the position of Cook County Assessor in March 2018. Kaegi and his wife Rebecca live in Oak Park with their three children.