Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin of Evanston reportedly is considering making a run for the presidency of the county board.


Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin of Evanston reportedly is considering making a run for the presidency of the county board.

Suffredin told the Chicago Tribune that he had been planning to back the candidacy of fellow commissioner Forest Claypool.

But Claypool told allies yesterday that he is withdrawing from the race and doesn’t even plan to run for re-election to his board seat.

Suffredin, Claypool and former commissioner Mike Quigley, now a freshman congressman, had frequently formed a three-person opposition block to plans of the late board president, John Stroger, and his son, incumbent president Todd Stroger.

Suffredin says he’ll now put together an exploratory committee to look at running for board president.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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