Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Six Democrats, three Republicans vie in 4th Subcircuit

Updated November 1, 2007

William Edward Gomolinski was appointed to the Shultz vacancy in the 4th Subcircuit in July 2007; he filed Monday as a Democrat seeking to hold that seat. He ran countywide in 1998.

Assistant State's Attorney Carmen Kathleen Aguilar also filed in the 4th Subcircuit; a former State's Attorney, John M. Allegretti, now employed by the Assessor's Office, is also in running.

Jennifer Bae, a criminal defense attorney in private practice in the Loop, filed as a Democrat. Bae is a founding member of the Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association.

Deirdre Ann McGuire is making another run in the 4th. She won the Democratic Primary in the 4th Subcircuit in 2004 -- but lost in the general election to William J. Kunkle. According to a February 4, 2005 story in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, McGuire raised and spent less than $10,000 in that campaign. Kunkle spent $220,000. McGuire, a lawyer since 1989, is an Assistant Public Defender.

Rounding out the Democratic field is Pat Rogers of Western Springs. Mr. Rogers was admitted to practice in 1983.

Republican contenders are Mauro Glorioso, Maureen H. Masterson-Pulia, and Peter Michael Sfikas.

Sfikas is of counsel to Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP, having recently retired as a partner. Sfikas' practice is concentrated in health care and insurance litigation. A lawyer since 1962, Sfikas was also general counsel to the American Dental Association from 1995-2006. Before joining Bell Boyd, Sfikas was with Peterson & Ross.

Masterson-Pulia, a lawyer since 1994, is an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. Glorioso is a hearing officer with the Illiois Property Tax and Appeal Board in Des Plaines. He's been an officer in the Justinian Society (currently serving as First Vice President); Glorioso was also elected to the ISBA Board of Governors in 2006.

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