Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baker's dozen in crowded 11th Subcircuit race

Judge Steven J. Fruth, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Riley vacancy in Cook County's 11th Judicial Subcircuit, drew the top spot in the ballot lottery this week and will head up a field of 13 candidates vying for this one open seat.

Also on the ballot will be (in ballot order)

Maritza Martinez;

Ann Finley Collins;

Pamela McLean Meyerson;

John Michael Lagattuta;

Pamela M. Leeming;

Thomas David Bilyk;

Lisa A. Marino (pictured at right); Berwyn solo practitioner Eugene Joseph Berkes, a lawyer since 1983; Oak Park solo practitioner Carrie M. Foris, a lawyer since 1995; Loop attorney Kim R. Kardas, a lawyer since 1980, who made a run for the countywide Nowicki vacancy in 2008; John W. Chwarzynski, an attorney since 2000 and the former president of the Chicago Firefighters Union, Local 2, who maintains an office on the far northwest side of Chicago; and insurance defense attorney Radusa Ostojic, an attorney since 1986, who works for American Family Insurance house counsel, James M. Hoffman & Associates.

Objections are pending to the petitions filed by Ostojic and Foris. Links are to campaign websites, where known.
Related: Eight is enough... for now... in 11th Subcircuit

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