Monday, October 26, 2009

14 hopefuls file for three seats in the 3rd Subcircuit

Pamela Cotten filed for each of the three 3rd Subcircuit vacancies Monday morning, as did James Patrick Doran, Charles Francis Fitzgerald, Ronald Joseph Hurley, Peter M. Kramer, Thomas G. O'Brien, and Steven G. Watkins.

Doran is an assistant attorney general in the general law division. He has been an attorney since 1992. Fitzgerald has an office at 10459 S. Kedzie. According to Sullivan's, Fitzgerald's practice is concentrated in criminal defense and real estate matters. An attorney since 1981, I could find no website for Fitzgerald's campaign, but I did find this Facebook page. Hurley has been an attorney since 2003; he has an office in Palos Hills. Kramer has been an attorney since 2002; he is employed by the Cook County Sheriff's office. O'Brien has an office at 661 W. Lake St. in Chicago; he has been an attorney since 1997. He sought the countywide O'Malley vacancy in 2004. Watkins was profiled in this recent post.

Judge Allen F. Murphy, appointed to the 3rd Subcircuit Carmody vacancy by the Supreme Court, filed only for that vacancy.

Similarly, Judge Edward S. Harmening filed only for the Darcy vacancy to which he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Also filing only for the Darcy vacancy was Thomas J. Murphy. There is more than one Thomas J. Murphy practicing law in Chicago. I do not know which of these is running. If a reader or the candidate provides information, I will pass that information along.

Assistant State's attorney David Coleman, mentioned in this October 24 post, filed for both the Darcy and "A" vacancies in the 3rd Subcircuit.

Three candidates filed only for the 3rd Subcircuit "A" vacancy. One of these, of course, was Judge Daniel B. Malone, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to this position.

The other two candidates filing only for this vacancy were Bernadette McNicholas, a domestic relations attorney who maintains an office on LaSalle Street in the Loop, and Mary McNamara, who practices in Oak Lawn as Mary Niego-McNamara.

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