Brown made history when she was elected as the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in 2000 -- becoming the first African American to hold that position, according to her campaign site. She was re-elected to a second term in 2004 and is currently "responsible for managing an annual operating budget of more than $100 million and has a workforce of over 2,300 employees," her Web site reports.
Brown received her Juris Doctor with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1996. She also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from DePaul University. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Southern University in Louisiana in 1975.
Brown is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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