Karen Yarbrough

Karen Yarbrough DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Karen YarbroughDEMDemocrat American politician
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Karen Yarbrough is an American politician currently serving as Cook County Clerk. Elected on November 6, 2018, she is the first female and African American to hold the position. Yarbrough previously served as Cook County Recorder of Deeds from 2012 to 2018 and as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. She became the interim Chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois after long-time chair Michael Madigan resigned from the position on February 22, 2021.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Northeastern Illinois University
MA Inner Cities Studies
Chicago State University
BA Business Administration
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Assistant Majority Leader
Illinois State House
2011 - 2012
State Representative
Illinois State House
2001 - 2012
Hathaway Insurance Agency Incorporated
1975 - Current
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Board Member
Way Back Inn
Board Member
United Way of Suburban Chicago
Board Member
Proviso Area United Way
Board Member
Oak Park Young Men's Christian Association
Board Member
Maywood Chamber of Commerce
Maywood Youth Mentoring Program