Saltouros has now released the following statement:
[Recently], I filed papers to withdraw my candidacy for Judge in the 10th Subcircuit. I am grateful for the confidence of the committeemen who chose me to be the slated candidate for the Democratic Party. As a party, it is imperative that we elect and support only the most qualified candidates for Judge. When it became apparent to me that my candidacy would not unite the party, I decided to take the action that I believe will be in the best interests of my community and for the judicial system. I have the highest regard for the Illinois Supreme Court and I believe that they made an excellent choice when they appointed Eve Marie Reilly to serve in this position. I enthusiastically join the Democratic Party in endorsing Judge Eve Marie Reilly for the 10th Judicial Subcircuit and look forward to helping her achieve victory on Election Day.The statement, not surprisingly was released to FWIW by the Reilly campaign; however, I do have email confirmation from Ms. Saltouros that the statement would be released in this manner, which I deeply appreciate.