Cook County Clerk David Orr, who is expected to announce that he won’t seek re-election. Below, Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, who plans to run for his job next year.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
According to a June 21 report by Chicago Sun-Times columnis Michael Sneed, Cook County Clerk David Orr will not run for another term in a position that he’s held for 26 years.
“Orr appears poised to make an announcement this afternoon that he will not seek re-election when he appears before the Democratic slate-making committee on Thursday,” Sneed reported.
The announcement comes less than a week after current Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, a resident of Maywood, announced that she plans to challenge Orr for the clerk’s position next year.
A Chicago Tribune report noted that Orr had intended to announce his re-election, which would have meant a face-off between Orr and Yarbrough for the right to lead the combined office.
Last November, Cook County residents voted to fold the recorder’s office into the clerk’s office. The vote meant that the recorder’s position would be eliminated as part of the merger. The last two Recorders of Deeds have been Maywood residents.
It’s not clear whether anyone besides Yarbrough has announced a run for the clerk’s position. VFP