Kevin Morrison is Cook County Commissioner in Chicago’s 15th District. He is an experienced organizer as well as an engaged and passionate activist. He has dedicated years of his life to supporting candidates who fight for our values, and issues that are important to our community. With Cook County at a crossroads, he ran for Commissioner to ensure we have a strong voice representing the 15th District.
Community has always been important to Kevin. While in college, he served constituents as an intern for Chicago Alderwoman Mary O’Connor (41st) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th). His first position as a community organizer was the successful 2012 campaign of Representative Rob Martwick who now serves as State Representative of Illinois 19th District. He went on to organize the 39th District in 2014, and then the 36th Ward in 2015 during Senator Aquino’s Aldermanic run.
Sensing an election with great impact on his family and community, Kevin moved to Iowa to work with Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign where he led efforts to organize precinct voters during the caucus. He also helped to build volunteer organizations in Colorado, Arizona, and Ohio through the Primary and General Election.
Kevin returned home to Elk Grove Village in November, 2016. Concerned about public schools in his community, he volunteered for a slate of pro-public education school board candidates in District 211. Most recently, Kevin served with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi as his campaign Special Projects Coordinator.
Kevin ran for 15th District Commissioner because he is proud to have been raised in Cook County and will fight for every one of his fellow constituents. He recognizes the difficult challenges facing Cook County residents which caused too many to move away, and is determined to fight for policies that reverse this trend.
Raised in Elk Grove Village, Kevin attended Link, Mead, and Conant High School. He went on to graduate from DePaul University, studying Political Science, Environmental Science, and LGBTQ Studies.
Kevin’s grandparents were Italian immigrants who realized the American Dream, and the restaurant his family built recently celebrated its 49th anniversary. He believes pro-business policies like a fairer tax system and small business incentives that helped his grandparents get started, should be refined and strengthened so that they can do the same for future generations.