Deborah Sims is Commissioner for the 5th district of Cook County, Illinois, which covers most of the southwest side of Chicago.
Prior to her election as a commissioner, Sims worked as a Youth Intervention Worker for the City of Chicago, Department of Human Services and a Youth Service Coordinator for the Circuit County of Cook County.
Cook County Commissioner
As a commissioner, Sims is Chairperson of the Construction, Oak Forest Hospital and Tax Delinquency Committees. Additionally, she is a member of the Provident Hospital, Environmental Control, Family Court and Juvenile Detention Center, Education, Labor, Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations, Health and Hospitals, Finance, Zoning and Buildings, and Roads and Bridges.
As Cook County Board Commissioner, Sims voted to uphold a historic 2008 Cook County sales tax increase, remaining the highest in the nation. As a result the Chicago Tribune has encouraged voters to vote against her in the 2010 elections.
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