Saturday, September 26, 2009

Judge Geary Kull to make 9th Subcircuit run

Geary Kull, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the countywide Dolan vacancy, but not slated by the Democratic Party for that position, will seek election in the Ninth Judicial Subcircuit. Here's a link to Kull's campaign website; the site has also been added to the Sidebar.

This is not Kull's first campaign for the bench; he campaigned unsuccessfully for the countywide Durham vacancy in the 1994 primary. He was found "Qualified" for judicial service then by the Chicago Bar Association. Judge Kull's current ratings (all very favorable) are posted on his campaign website.

According to a June 4, 2009 article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Kull, a lawyer since 1974, and a sole practitioner at the time of his elevation to the bench, "focused his practice on criminal law and civil rights law." Kull was in the news in 2006 when he and Daniel Coyne represented Floyd Durr, accused of the murder of 11-year old Ryan Harris.

According to his website, Kull attended Queen of All Saints grammar school and Notre Dame High School (now Notre Dame College Prep) in Niles. After graduation from the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Kull returned to the Chicago area to "work full time during the day as a social worker for public aid while attending the John Marshall Law School during the evenings." After graduation, Kull began his legal career in the Public Defender's Office. Kull's website reports that, over his 35 year career, he has "litigated approximately 200 jury trials and well over 1500 bench trials."


Basic Business 101 said...

Geary Kull is the right man for the job. He has an open heart and makes a perfect Judge with strong thinking and decision making skills. He deserves your vote!

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that Judge Kull ran in both 1992 and 1994 for county wide spots without even campaigning, running solely on his creditials and endorsements by the Sun Times and Chicago Tribune. (Unless you count his daughters homemade sings "punch 188 my daddy is great!")

He was also rated "Highly Qualified by the CBA in 1992 and "Qualified" in 1994 (only because for that period of time the Chicago Bar stopped giving Highly Qualified ratings- making Qualified the highest)