Friday, March 19, 2010

Geary W. Kull declared the winner in race for 9th Subcircuit Otaka vacancy

Six weeks after the polls closed, the race for the Otaka vacancy in the 9th Subcircuit is finally over.

In an article appearing on the Evanston Review website, Bob Seidenberg reports that Abbey Fishman Romanek has dropped her bid for a full recount in that race. Judge Geary W. Kull, who currently holds the countywide Dolan vacancy pursuant to Supreme Court appointment, has been declared the winner in the race for the 9th Subcircuit seat. The margin of victory was only 48 votes.

Seidenberg writes that Kull "won even though two local political heavyweights, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-9th, and State Sen. Jeff Schoenberg, D-9th, backed Fishman Romanek, an attorney for 22 years and a past contributor to Schakowsky and other progressive Democratic candidates." Fishman Romanek was also supported by the 49th Ward Organization in Chicago.

For her part, according to Seidenberg's article, Fishman Romanek "stressed that her challenge was not based on any animosity toward" Judge Kull. Seidenberg quotes Fishman Romanek as professing great respect for Judge Kull. "I look forward to working with him in the future," Fishman Romanek told Seidenberg.

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Hat tip: Bonnie McGrath.

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