Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Cook County PD's celebrate judicial primary wins

From the Cook County Public Defenders Blog:
The local is very proud to announce (unofficially) that several of its members have been elected to judical seats in the primary election held on February 2, 2010. In addition, two former members of this local are also winners in the election.

Mark Levitt – winner of the Democratic primary in the 4th Judicial Subcircuit, Lake County. Mark has been an assistant Cook County public defender for almost 20 years and was lead counsel in the ”Browns Chicken” case. Mark will face a Republican challenger in the general election.

Terry MacCarthy - a supervisor and former member of the local won Full Circuit Bronstein seat in the primary. He has no Republican challenger in the general election.

Daniel Gallagher - Dan, an assistant at 26th Street was uncontested in the primary and will face a Republican challenger in the fall.

Ann Finley Collins - A member of the Homicide Task Force, won in a race with many qualified challengers including two sitting judges. Ann will not have a challenger in the general election.

Judge Jim Epstein – a former public defender who helped organize the local twenty years ago has won a seat on the 1st District Appellate court (McNulty vacancy).

Judge Geary Kull - another former public defender, was in a very heated race and it still might be too close to call because he has a slim lead of abut 80 votes based on the vote totals available as of 2/3/10 at / 8:00 a.m.
As of about 12:30pm, there's nothing new to report on either the race for the 9th Subcircuit Otaka vacancy or the 3rd Subcircuit Darcy vacancy.

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