Last month, the Green Party of Cook County, Illinois, recruited a well-known candidate to run for the party’s nomination for Cook County Board President, a partisan office elected by all the voters of Cook County. He is Tom Tresser, one of the founders of “No Games Chicago”, the leading organization in Chicago to oppose the idea that the 2016 Olympics should be held in that city. Another Green who had planned to run for that office dropped out voluntarily and endorsed Tresser.
When filing closed on November 2, Greens were surprised to see that a person previously unknown to them had also filed petitions to run in the Green Party primary for that office. He is Sean Burke, whose name was listed on the Cook County Young Democrats web site as the administrative contact for that page. Two Green Party leaders attempted to telephone Burke to learn more about him, but he did not return calls, and the Young Democrats web page has now been emptied of its content. So, Greens have challenged Burke’s petition. See this NBC News story. Tresser’s web page is here.