Sean Morrison was appointed Cook County Commissioner of the suburban 17th District on July 22, 2015 and elected by the voters of the 17th District to serve a full, four-year term on November 6, 2018. On January 19, 2022, Commissioner Morrison announced his campaign for re-election for Commissioner of Cook County’s 17th District.
Commissioner Morrison’s focus on the Cook County Board has remained squarely on fighting irresponsible tax and spend policies, advocating for innovative reform measures that will reduce the cost of government, increase efficiencies, and improve services. In 2017, Commissioner Morrison authored the ordinance that led to the successful repeal of the Cook County Sweetened Beverage ‘Soda’ Tax. Sean also fought to successfully defeat proposed increases to the county's gasoline tax, cable tax, and other tax increase proposals.
Sean Morrison is a leading voice on the county board when it comes to fighting for effective public safety policies — providing support for our local law enforcement officers. Moreover, Sean was the only commissioner to vote ‘NO’ against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement targeting the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in 2020.
Sean Morrison is often the lone member of the Cook County Board challenging the misguided and failed policies of both State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Chief Judge Tim Evans. These policies have led to the release of violent criminals back onto Cook County streets — resulting in a surge in crime and repeat offenders. "The rise in violent crime is a serious issue for all communities. I remain committed to taking on the flawed policies of Kim Foxx that jeopardizes the safety of every family in Cook County," said Commissioner Morrison.
Over the past six years, Sean Morrison has been the leading critic — often time the only critic — of the poor fiscal policies and mismanagement at the Cook County Health & Hospital System. As a result of his outspoken efforts, over the last two years the county’s hospital system has seen a major overhaul of its top administration, as well as new reform measures implemented to address the health system’s operational and fiscal problems.
Under Commissioner Morrison’s leadership, significant investment has surged in the 17th District during his term in office. The 17th District has gained tens of millions of dollars in new infrastructure investment over this time and Morrison looks forward to advocating for even more over the next four years. "I’ve worked hard to advocate for our suburban communities, and I will remain steadfast in this approach to see that resources are fairly allocated to our suburban communities in the 17th District," said Morrison.
Commissioner Morrison serves as Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee, Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee and Vice Chairman of the Technology & Innovation Committee. As a member of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, he also serves as its Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Recreation Committee.
Commissioner Morrison brings an extensive business background to the county board. Sean is the CEO and Founder of Morrison Security Corporation. Sean has been an owner/partner in the Private Security Industry since 1993, holding the positions of Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and President of a Private Security Firm. In 1999, he became the sole owner of Morrison Security. Sean has been in the Security Industry since 1986, spending 7 years in the Corporate Retail Loss Prevention field as a District Loss Prevention Manager for two major Retail Establishments with average sales exceeding two billion dollars annually.
Morrison co-founded and funded “Operation Restoring Innocence,” a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to rescuing, and recovering, exploited and missing children from gangs and human traffickers, then reuniting them with their families and loved ones. Over 150 children have been found and rescued because of the efforts by “Operation Restoring Innocence. In 2011, Sean received the “Humanitarian of the Year” award from the LEADS organization for his many years of volunteer work, as well as his company’s pro bono services in the field of missing and exploited children — namely “human trafficking of children.”
Sean Morrison is also a long-time member and leader in the Republican Party and has served as the Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party since his unanimous election by his fellow committeepersons in 2016. Sean also serves as the elected Palos Township Republican Committeeperson and holds the position of Republican State Central Committeeperson for the 6th Congressional District.
Commissioner Sean Morrison lives in the Village of Palos Park with his wife Lora, a registered nurse, and their two daughters.