Elect Richard Boykin

for the Circuit Court Clerk's Office

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is responsible for managing the front lines of service delivery in one of the largest court systems in the world. Every single matter that comes before the Circuit Court originates with a record in the Clerk’s Office- and the Clerk is the official record keeper of every judicial matter in Cook County. This is an immense responsibility that requires an annual budget of approximately $130 million, and a staff of 1,400.

Ultimately, the duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are about more than managing paper and electronic records. They are about maintaining the integrity of the Cook County judicial system, and expanding access to justice for all citizens. 

Importance of Clerk of the Circuit Court

A proud son of Englewood and a graduate of CVS High School, Richard knows firsthand the importance of equal access to justice for all. As an attorney and Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis, Richard has a long and accomplished of fighting for communities that have been left out, underserved and denied a seat at the table.

As Clerk of the Circuit Court, Richard will make sure that one of the largest court systems in the world is accessible to all citizens, regardless of race, background, or economic status.

Every single matter that comes before the Circuit Court of Cook County originates with a record in the Clerk’s Office- and the Clerk is the official record keeper of every judicial matter in Cook County. This is an immense responsibility that requires an annual budget of approximately $130 million, and a staff of 1,400.

Ultimately, the duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are about more than managing paper and electronic records. Richard Boykin knows that the true job of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is to maintain the highest level of integrity in the Cook County judicial system, while making sure that system is open to all.

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