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Meet Commissioner Britton

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Commissioner Scott Britton  


Commissioner Scott Britton grew up in a small farming community in Central Illinois and has maintained a personal and political philosophy heavily grounded in the values and principles of his rural hometown. He moved to Chicago after graduating from law school in 1985 and has raised his two children, Ellie and Jake, in the northern suburbs. Both of his children are products of Glenview public schools.  


Commissioner Britton is passionate about building a better Cook County that works for everyone. Since taking office, Commissioner Britton's legislative achievements include passing the VOTE Ordinance which expanded language access at the ballot, Tobacco 21 which increased the age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance providing renters and landlords with protections. Commissioner Britton's hallmark initiative is Cook County United Against Hate, catalyzed in the wake of a sharp uptick in hate crimes.



Commissioner Britton has been an active participant in the community life of the Glenview/Northbrook area since he moved to Glenview in 1999. He has served on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, including the North Suburban United Way, Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, and the Glenview Fourth of July committee. He was the past chairman of the Glenview Emergency 911 board. He is an active parishioner at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church and is the head of their Archdiocesan Domestic Violence Outreach Program.

Commissioner Britton's civil service began in 2002 when he was first appointed to the Glenview District 34 Board of Education after which he was elected to a full term in 2003. Following his time on the school board, Scott was elected to the Glenview Village Board in 2007 and has continued to serve as a village trustee for three terms.



Commissioner Britton received his BA from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and his law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began practicing with a large Chicago law firm in 1985 and in 2012 opened his own law office in the Chicago loop. His practice is concentrated in insurance litigation.

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