Cook County Clerk David Orr announced that he has named Sarah Garza Resnick his Chief of Staff.
“I’m grateful that Sarah has agreed to serve the Clerk’s office in this new capacity,” Orr said. “Sarah’s extensive experience, particularly as Deputy Chief of Staff, will be vital as my office continues to look for new ways to better serve the residents of Cook County.”
Prior to joining the Cook County Clerk’s office, Sarah worked as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender for six years. Sarah was also the elected Secretary of AFSCME local 3315 for three years.
Before joining the Public Defender’s Office, Sarah served as the Executive Director of First Defense Legal Aid.
“It’s an honor to take on this expanded role for an elected official and an office that have pushed for voting rights, ethics reform, marriage equality and more from day one,” Resnick said. “I look forward to continuing those efforts.”
Resnick graduated from Cardozo School of Law, where she worked at the Innocence Project. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Brandeis University and her master’s degree in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics. Prior to law school, Sarah worked on Democratic political campaigns, as a Field Director, for four years. During those campaigns she always created and ran the Election Protection Program for the campaign.
Resnick lives with her husband, Paul Miller and their two sons in Little Italy. She hails from Chicago and grew up on the North Side and Evanston.