Larry Suffredin is the Cook County Commissioner for the 13th District. He was elected in November, 2002 and re-elected in November, 2006 and November, 2010.
Suffredin serves as Chairman of the Boardís Legislation & Intergovernmental Relations Committee, which is charged with recommending county positions on state and federal legislation, tracking state and federal funds earmarked for the county, and reviewing appointments to county boards and commissions; and as Chairman of Board's Rules and Administration. He also serves on the Criminal Justice Committee, the Finance Committee, the Litigation Subcommittee, the Health and Hospitals Committee, the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Committee, the Human Relations Committee, the Pension Subcommittee, the Roads and Bridges Committee, the Veterans Committee, the Workforce, Job Development and Training Committee, the Zoning and Building Committee, and the Botanic Garden Committee of the Forest Preserve District.
Suffredin is a lifelong resident of Chicagoland, and is a highly successful attorney with a legal career spanning nearly three decades. He has extensive state and federal trial experience, and has argued cases before the United States and Illinois Supreme Courts as well as circuits of the United States Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court.
As an attorney, Suffredin built a reputation as a government relations specialist at the local state, and federal levels, and is known for his broad knowledge of government and politics. He is a partner at Shefsky & Froelich.
Suffredin has held several public service posts and currently serves on the board of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
Suffredin received his Bachelorís degree from Loyola University Chicago and his law degree from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserves and received an Honorable Discharge.
Suffredin and his wife, Gloria Callaci, live in Evanston and have two grown children, Tom and Elizabeth.