By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 6, 2009 3:40PM
The Cook County Board President candidatesLeft to Right: Stroger, Preckwinkle, O'Brien, Tresster, Garrido
There were a pair of debates last night of interest to voters with the approaching primaries in February. Of particular interest to local voters is the The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Cook County Board President forum. ABC 7 has video of the complete forum that you can check out here. The participants were current Democrat candidates Pres. Todd Stroger, Ald. Toni Preckwinkle, and MWRD Pres. Terrence O'Brien, Green Party candidate (and former No Games Chicago leader) Tom Tresser, and only one Republican candidate, John Garrido.
Also going on last night was the GOP's gubernatorial candidate debate, featuring the seven Republican candidates vying for their party's nomination. WBEZ has full audio of the debate and it may be worth listening to at least the beginning just to hear the homage to the classic Chicago Bulls intro.