Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger told a classroom of political science students that he will run for the county commissioner seat formerly held by William Beavers, according a Sun-Times report.
Stroger, who was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary by current board President Toni Preckwinkle, made his announcement while speaking to students at Roosevelt University.
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Beavers had to resign earlier this year after he was convicted of tax evasion for not declaring campaign cash he gambled away on slot machines as income. At the time, Stroger lobbied to be appointed to the seat, which instead went to Stanley Moore.