Barbara Ruth Bellar is running for election for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court in Illinois. Bellar is a licensed attorney, a physician, and an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University and Benedictine University. She has master's degrees in public health and in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University, a J.D. from John Marshall Law School, and a master's of divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. Bellar is a Veteran Major in the United States Army Reserve.