Monday, August 10, 2009

Bernstein announces 9th Subcircuit bench bid

Former Evanston Ald. Steven James Bernstein has announced plans to seek election to the bench in the 9th Judicial Subcircuit. His campaign website is up and running and has been added to the Sidebar.

According to his campaign website, Bernstein currently serves as "Acting General Counsel for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority where he has worked for the past three years." A lawyer since 1971, Bernstein notes that he was a "co-founder and former President of the Evanston Bar Association" and cites his memberships in "the North Suburban Bar Association, Decalogue Society, Asian Bar Association, NAACP, and ACLU" as among his qualifications for the bench.

Bernstein is married to Circuit Court Judge Jeanne R. Cleveland Bernstein. Steve Bernstein's former law partner, Jeanne R. Cleveland Bernstein was elected to the bench from the 9th Subcircuit in 2004.

Steve Bernstein's campaign is being managed by Jonas Heineman.

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