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March 15, 2016 — Illinois Primary Election

Clerk of the Circuit CourtCook County — Republican PartyMarch 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

Cook CountyClerk of the Circuit Court — Republican Party

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Keeps the records of the circuit court. Also records court decisions and events; handles fines, bail bonds and other financial transactions; and supports the court system with record storage, microfilming, automation, and other services.
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  • To bring computerized technology into the 21st Century and eliminate paper waste. Eliminate all redundant positions, security detail and enact zero balance budgeting after completing a full forensic financial audit of the budget.
  • To be present in every county courthouse on a rotating basis and assist with daily court functions such as being answerable to every judge and work in unison with other court personnel.
  • To conduct a full forensic audit of the budget, after which we will determine which redundant positions, including the security detail, may be removed without affecting service and enact zero balance budgeting.
Profession:Public Servant
2nd Term 46th Ward GOP Committeeman, Republican Party — Elected position (2009current)
Committeeman, 46th Ward of Chicago — Elected position (2008current)
Director of Safety and Education, ABATE of Illinois - Chicago Chapter — Elected position (2007current)
Secretary, Italian American Police Association — Elected position (2010current)
College Instructor of Speech 101 (Public Speaking), Triton College (20002011)
President, International Police Association — Elected position (20022010)
Adult Probation Officer/Investigator, Cook County (19842009)
General Manager/Ring Mistress-Announcer/Writer, Royal Australian Circus/Festival Circus (19791996)
Deputy Sheriff, Cook County (19791984)
Deputy Recorder of Deeds, Cook County (19761979)
University of Illinois at Chicago 36 Hours towards PhD, Public Policy Analysis (1990)
Chicago City Colleges Certification, Addictions Counseling (1989)
University of Illinois at Chicago Master of Arts (1985)
Northwestern University Bachelor of Science, General Education (1980)
Secretary, Italian American Police Association (2012current)
President and Associate Secretary to Israel, International Police Association (19922010)

Diane Shapiro is a lifelong resident of Chicago. She was raised in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, and currently resides on the North Side of Chicago where she is the second term elected Republican Committeeman of the 46th Ward. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and General Education), University of Illinois at Chicago (Master’s Degree in Communication/Theatre) and City Colleges of Chicago (Certification in Addictions Counseling) and speaks several languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, Hebrew and American Sign Language. She is a member of and on the boards of numerous police organizations, ABATE, the motorcycle rights organization and a strong Second Amendment supporter. She is again challenging the Chicago Machine as the slated Republican candidate for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. In 2008 and 2012, despite not winning the election, she was the top Republican vote getter and received the endorsements of the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Daily Herald. She is above all else driven by a sense of ethics and desire to be a public servant rather than a politician. For 33 years she was employed by Cook County in the offices of Cook County Recorder of Deeds, Cook County Sheriff’s office and Cook County Adult Probation Department. During her last seven years was the only Spanish speaking officer in the Presentence Investigations Unit. Beside her years of honorable service, she also produced Shrine and other types of circuses across the United States as General Manager,  Assistant Producer and occasional Ringmistress/announcer. She also taught Public Speaking at Triton College for 11 years with excellent reviews from her students, and Juvenile Justice at Harper College. Her goal is to be a Circuit Court Clerk who will lead by example, serve the public in her elected duties of overseeing the management of all court files, bonds, notifications etc. which are under the jurisdiction of that office and intends to upgrade and modernize the office by automating as many functions as possible, reducing waste, mismanagement, unnecessary positions and fraud, install wifi throughout the court system as well as day of filing imaging, set up a countywide police court notification system and make that department, the third largest in the U.S. one of the most professionally run in the country by being a hands-on responsible leader who, by example and daily presence in the courts will truly bring that office into the 21st Century and restore respect, order and integrity into the Cook County Circuit Court system.

  • Italian American Police Association.
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, ABATE PAC of Illinois, All Republican Townships, Polish American Police Association,

I am a Republican Consitutional Conservative.  

Candidate Free Time — March 1, 2016 WTTW-Channel 11 and League of Women Voters

My statement to the voters of Chicago and viewers of Channel 11. 

— March 1, 2016 Avi Meyers

On camera interview with Avy Meyers regarding my candidacy for 2016.

— March 1, 2016 Avy Meyers

Interview from 2012 with Avy Meyers discussing my candidacy for Circuit Court Clerk. N.B. I was the top Republican vote getter in November.

— March 1, 2016 Avi Meyers

From when I ran the first time in 2008 for Circuit Court Clerk. I was the top Republican vote getter that November.

Contact Name: Citizens to Elect Diane Shapiro

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