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Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Richard Boykin was raised in Chicago’s Englewood community and has spent the last 8 years living in Oak Park. Richard served as U.S. Representative Danny Davis’ Legislative Director, followed by nine years as his Chief of Staff, where he was responsible for a staff of twenty-two and a $1.4 million annual budget. He has been instrumental in the Congressman’s welfare-to-work, health care, energy and utility, and appropriations accomplishments. Read More...

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    I am honored to be your candidate for the 1st District of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  From Chicago to Hillside, I want to make the 1st District a better place to work and live.

    During my more than nine years as Congressman Danny Davis’ Legislative Director and Chief of Staff and my experience with Representative Bobby Rush and former Senator Carol Moseley Braun, I learned how to make government more efficient and deliver for its citizens.  We seek to empower and educate citizens about the role of county government.  Additionally, we want to share resources that will improve the quality of life.

    With your support we will work tirelessly on the Cook County Board to ensure a brighter future for the county’s citizens and their children.

    - Richard Boykin

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