Sunday, September 18, 2011

Judge Delort to seek Democratic slating for either the Appellate or Circuit Court

Cook County Associate Judge Mathias W. Delort has announced that he is seeking the endorsement of the Cook County Democratic Party for one of the five available Appellate Court vacancies or one of the ten available countywide Circuit Court vacancies.

Delort was appointed as an Associate Judge in 2007, having worked for 20 years previously as an attorney concentrating in local government, school, election and appellate law. Currently assigned to the Chancery Division, Mortgage Foreclosure/ Mechanics Lien Section, Judge Delort is the editor-in-chief of the IICLE Election Law Handbook and recently authored the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Bench Book.

The Chicago Bar Association recently gave Delort a rating of "Highly Qualified" (the highest rating possible, and one that is only rarely conferred) for both the circuit and appellate judge positions. The CBA said that "Judge Delort is well regarded for his knowledge of the law, work ethic, and dedication to improving the justice system."

As a practicing attorney, Delort represented virtually half of the sitting ward and township committeemen. Delort indicated that his many friends and former clients on the Cook County Democratic Central Committee are pledging strong support for his upcoming bid. Delort also served for 20 years as the election attorney for now-Governor Patrick Quinn and now-President Toni Preckwinkle.

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