Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Assessor
Fritz Kaegi is a progressive Democrat running in the primary to make the Cook County Assessor's office ethical, transparent, and fair.
Fritz has been an active participant in Democratic politics as a canvasser and door knocker, donor, host, fundraiser, meeting participant, and volunteer, especially on behalf of young, up and coming Democrats in close elections. But after this last election cycle, he felt compelled to do so much more on the local level. He's spent his working career over the last decade valuing assets and working as a trusted financial manager.
The Assessor's office puts a value on virtually all real estate in Cook County—1.8 million parcels in all. This process is critical to our local public services as Illinois leans heavily on property taxes (instead of income taxes) to fund those services. These decisions affect our schools, clinics, and infrastructure investments.
Fritz believes the Assessor's office should provide fair, equal, and objective valuations that are trusted and arrived at with efficiency and competence, and without discrimination.