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Bridget Gainer

Commissioner, Cook County's 10th District
Bridget Gainer was electioned commissioner of the Cook County board in 2010. Since then, she has worked to reform the County’s pension system, built bridges to enhance its workforce development program, bettered conditions for women and children in the criminal justice system and created the Cook County Land Bank. Recently, she launched the Chicago chapter of Off the Sidelines, which encourages young women to take their ideas to action.