According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, Associate Judge Marguerite Anne Quinn filed this afternoon for the Democratic nomination for the Kazmierski, Jr. in the 12th Judicial Subcircuit. The only other candidate to file in this race is Louis George Apostol. Quinn has been an associate judge since 2007; she sought an Appellate Court vacancy in 2012.
Meanwhile, the race for the countywide Walsh vacancy reconfigured today when Judge Gerald V. Cleary withdrew his candidacy. Cleary had been awarded the top ballot position in this race, but would have been bucking the Democratic Party in pressing his attempt to hold the seat to which he had been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court. The remaining candidates in this race are the slated candidate, Judge Fredrick H. Bates (recently appointed by the Supreme Court to the Johnson vacancy, but "pre-slated" for this vacancy, when it occurred), Kevin Patrick Cunningham and Patrick Joseph Powers. Powers inherits the top ballot position abandoned by Judge Cleary.
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