Local Attorney, William A. Lowry, Formally Announces His Candidacy for Cook County Commissioner, Third District
Flanked by a bevy of supporters at the preeminent art gallery, Gallery Guichard, in Bronzeville, William A. “Bill” Lowry, announced his candidacy for Cook County Commissioner in the Third District, a seat currently occupied by Jerry “Iceman” Butler, who will not be running for another term.
Bill is a named partner and president of Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C., a full service defense firm that handles multi-state civil litigation, in addition to Workers’ Compensation and employment. The firm employs over 50 attorneys and 100 employees. He is also the founder and president of The It’s Time Foundation (TITO), an anti-violence organization addressing youth violence in the 3rd, 4th and 5th Wards.
In his remarks, Bill touched on the issues of economic development, health care and the criminal justice system. “We don’t have a violence problem, we have an economic problem,” said Lowry. “We must develop strategies to keep our children out of the criminal justice system, while also creating new opportunities for our returning citizens, as without such opportunities, the epidemic of recidivism will only continue.“
Early in his candidacy, Lowry has already amassed a long list of endorsements, including State Senators Kwame Raoul (D-13) and Donne Trotter (D-17), State Representative Justin Slaughter (D-27), Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers, Aldermen Sophia King (4th Ward), Leslie Hairston (5th Ward), Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) and Michelle Harris (8th Ward) and Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. (3rd District, Board of Review).
Said Lowry, “If elected, I will also work to ensure that health care is available for everyone in the 3rd District – – for our children, for our Medicaid recipients and for our seniors.” The Third District includes the Gold Coast, Prairie Shores, Old Town, Printers Row, Soldier Field, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Oakland, North Kenwood, South Side, Hyde Park, Washington Park, Jackson Park and Greater Grand Crossing.