Monday, October 26, 2009

Seven candidates file for three 1st Subcircuit seats

As mentioned earlier today, only Bonita Coleman-John filed for all three available vacancies in Cook County's 1st Judicial Subcircuit.

Jesse Outlaw filed for both the Steele and Coleman vacancies, as did Linnae Bryant. An attorney since 1987, Bryant maintains an office on South Wacker Drive. According to an April 22, 2009 story in the Chicago Defender, Bryant was honored by the Defender as one of the publication's Women of the Year. The article noted:

Linnae W. Bryant is a Professor of Accounting at Chicago State University, a practicing Certified Public Accountant and an attorney. She earned a BS Degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Illinois and a J.D. from DePaul College of Law, with over 20 years experience in the accounting, legal and teaching professions.

She began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., and subsequently worked as an accounting and fmancial analyst at a Fortune 500 company. Ms. Bryant has also practiced as a tax attorney with the law firm of Winston & Strawn in Chicago. She currently has an active legal practice and is the managing broker of Urban Oasis Property Development.

Bryant teaches full time and has voluntarily served as an advisor to the Chicago State University student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants since 1993.
Judge Thaddeus L. Wilson filed only for the vacancy he now holds by appointment, the Sharon Johnson Coleman vacancy.

Joseph Chico filed only for the Steele vacancy, as did Michelle Hugghis Flagg.

Also filing only for the Steele vacancy was Sharon Oden-Johnson. I've just come across her campaign website this evening. That's a link in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the Sidebar. A lawyer since 1996, Oden-Johnson maintains an office in the Chicago Loop. Her website advises that Oden-Johnson took her undergraduate degree at Bradley and her law degree from Howard University.

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