Elections 2012: The week in review
The Chicago Reporter
Dorothy Brown, who is seeking re-election as Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court, continues to be publicly dogged for allegedly "making a mess" out of the office. Appellate Court Judge Aurellia Pucinksi is Brown's latest critic. She said this week that Brown's employees frequently misplace files, and that the clerk's office is generally unorganized. Brown fired back by saying she had to "clean up" Pucinski's mess. Pucinski was Brown's predecessor as the clerk. "[Brown has] been there 12 years--she owns it now," Pucinski said. Pusinski is running for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court. She supports 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Munoz, who is running against Brown for the clerk's seat.