One of the most significant election results outside of the presidential vote was the results of the race for Cook County, Ill., State Attorney’s office. It was a tough battle between her and incumbent Anita Alvarez in the March Democratic primary with the shootings of unarmed Black men by police fueling much of the controversy around it.
On Tuesday night, Foxx soundly defeated Republican opponent Christopher Pfannkuche to take the office. She briefly spoke with EBONY.com after the election on how she plans to move forward in the new position.
Relay to the office how we need to rebuild trust in the community. We need to lay out ethical standards and make sure we hold ourselves accountable. We need to make sure we’re being transparent and open with the public and having data available. The offices that garner the most respect are the ones that are transparent, and we need more of that. We’ve got to put measures in place and make sure.
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