Saturday, January 13, 2018

Athena Farmakis website goes live; February 1 fundraiser set

Supporters of Athena Farmakis's bid for the Liu vacancy in the 8th Subcircuit have established a campaign website on her behalf. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1993, according to ARDC, Farmakis has been with the State's Attorney's Office for her entire legal career. Currently, according to her campaign bio, Farmakis is a supervisor in the Preliminary Hearings Unit of the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau. Her campaign bio stresses that Farmakis has "spent nearly one-third of her career as a line assistant and supervisor implementing the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice in prosecuting minors for criminal offenses while serving in the Juvenile Justice Division of the Juvenile Justice Bureau."

A Chicago area native, according to her campaign bio, Farmakis is a graduate of Northwestern University and the DePaul University College of Law. She currently serves as vice president of her condominium association in Lincoln Park. Farmakis volunteers at animal shelters and has also been active in the Women's Bar Association and Hellenic Bar Association, currently serving as an officer of the HBA. She has previously chaired the HBA'sJudicial Evaluation, Law Day and Career Corner committees. Farmakis also served on the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s scholarship committee and on the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board, according to her campaign bio.

Farmakis's supporters have planned a fundraiser for their candidate on Thursday, February 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Athena Restaurant, 212 S. Halsted. Tickets for the event are $100 apiece, but sponsorships are available (Silver - $250, Gold - $500, Platinum - $1,000, and Chairman - $2,500). For more information, to to order tickets, email info@athenaforjudge.com or call Frank at (312) 985-6529.

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