Kim Foxx Biography

Share This Article: Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Pinterest
Kim Foxx

Quick Facts Of Kim Foxx

Celebrated Name Kim Foxx
Age 47 Years
Nick Name Kim
Birth Name Kimberley M. Anderson
Birth Date April 1972
Gender Female
Profession State's Attorney

Kimberly M. Foxx, popularly known as Kim Foxx is an American politician. She is currently serving as the State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois. She managed the nation's second largest prosecutor's office and overseeing an office of nearly 800 attorneys and 1,500 employees. She was elected the State's Attorney on 8 November 2016 becoming the second African-American after Cecil A. Partee to hold this position.

Cook County State Attorney, Kim Foxx accused Of Playing Roles in Jussie Smollett's Dropped Charges

Kim Fox, State's Attorney accused of intervening the Jussie Smollett case that resulted in charges dropped on Jussie. Kim Foxx announced that she recused herself from the case on 19 February 2019 due to her "familiarity with a potential witness in the case". Jussie Smollett was charged with a class 4 felony for filing a false police report. Jussie allegedly orchestrated his own attack and filed a police report for the hate crime. 

However, all charges filed against Smollett were dropped on 26 March 2019. Judge Steven Watkins ordered the public court file sealed. Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats said the office reached a deal with Smollett's defense team in which prosecutors would drop the charges if Smollett performed community service and forfeited his $10,000 bond. 

Police superintendent Eddie Johnson said that justice was not served. 

Text messages were discovered that showed that Foxx had tried to get the FBI to take over the case. Foxx told Jussie's family member that she had spoken with Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and that he "made the ask" for the feds to take the case off his hands. 

In the messages, Fox shared, "Trying to figure out logistics. I'll keep you posted". 

The relative responded, "Omg this would be a huge victory".

Foxx replied, "I make no guarantees, but I'm trying". 

The relative then replied, "I understand. I appreciate the effort".

Joseph Magats was asked if Foxx was involved with the decision of the prosecutor's side. Magat answered that she was not involved at all. 

Famous For

- Second African-American to be elected the State's Attorney. 

Early Life, Place of Birth, Nationality, Parents, Education

Kim Foxx was born in April 1972. Her birth name is Kimberley M. Anderson. Her birth place is in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. She holds American nationality. She grew up in the Cabrini-Green housing project on the Near-Northside. She was raised by her mother and grandmother. 

She attended Lincoln Park High School, where she graduated in 1990. She received her B.A degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University. She later received her J.D from Southern Illinois University School of Law. 

She was an Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County. She later became the chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. 

Electoral history

She challenged incumbent Anita Alvarez in 2016.

The Cook County Democratic Party endorsed Foxx for state's attorney campaign.

She won the Democratic primary for state's attorney's race in March 2016 acquiring 58.3% of the total votes. Anita Alvarez acquired 28.7% whereas former federal and state prosecutor acquired only 13.8% of the total votes.

She later won the General election for Cook County State's Attorney in 2016.

She acquired 72.06$ of the total votes. 

She became the second African-American after Cecil A. Partee to be elected as State's Attorney.

She also became the State's Attorney to lead the second largest prosecutor's office in the country.

She took the office on 1 December 2016.

She has made substantial reform in the office after she led.

She is the first and the only prosecutor in the county to make felony case-level data available to the public. Her goal is to make Cook County the most transparent prosecutor's office in the country.

She previously served as an Assistant State's Attorney for 12 years. 

Before being elected as State's Attorney, she worked as a Chief of Staff for the Cook County Board President. 

Who is Kim Foxx Married To?

Kim Foxx is a married woman. She is married to Kelley Foxx. They tied a knot to each other in 2001. The couple has 2 daughters together.

What is Kim Foxx's Net Worth?

Kim Foxx earns working as a State's Attorney for Cook County. She has spent entire her career as a prosecutor, as an Assistant State's Attorney, Chief of Staff for the Cook County, and as State's Attorney at present. As of 2019, her net worth is unavailable. It will be updated soon. 

Did You Know?

  • She is a member of the board of Adler University.

You must login to leave a reply, Login