Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Appointed judge vs. appointed judge in subcircuit 4

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Kevin W. Horan to the Riley vacancy in the west suburban 4th Subcircuit. The Supreme Court appointed Judge Daniel L. Peters to the "A" vacancy in that subcircuit. But both Horan and Peters filed yesterday for the Riley vacancy (Horan also filed for the countywide Frossard vacancy). Judge Horan's campaign website is in the sidebar; I have been unable to locate a campaign website for Judge Peters.

Four other Democrats filed for the Riley vacancy as well. Among these are Associate Judge William "Gomo" Gomolinski. Judge Gomolinski was appointed to a 4th Subcircuit vacancy in 2007 but was unable to hold that seat in the 2008 primary. The Illinois Supreme Court subsequently recalled Gomolinski to judicial service; he was selected as an associate judge in 2009. I have been so far unable to find a campaign website for Judge Gomolinski.

Northlake attorney Terry Gallagher (pictured at left) claims the endorsement of the Democratic Party on his campaign website. Yes, that's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the sidebar. A solo practitioner practicing in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights and personal injury, Gallagher's campaign website notes that the candidate also served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Navy. He has been licensed in Illinois since 1988.

Also filing for this vacancy was Joanne Marie Rogers. An Illinois attorney since 1989, Rogers was a candidate for the countywide Lott vacancy in the 2008 primary. According to ARDC, Rogers practices with the Chicago firm of Nielsen, Zehe & Antas P.C. Rounding out the field (so far) for this vacancy is Michael J. "Mike" Dickman, an attorney with the Legal Aid Bureau. He's been an Illinois attorney since 1990.

I've been so far unable to find campaign websites for either Rogers or Dickman (although I learned this morning that I must have missed Rogers' website in the 2008 campaign, an omission for which I belatedly apologize).

One Republican, Timothy Felix Winslow, has filed for the Riley vacancy as well. He has an office in Lyons and has been licensed in Illinois since 2006.

The "A" vacancy in the 4th Subcircuit has so far drawn only two Democratic candidates, Julie Line Bailey (pictured at left) and Karin Elizabeth Swanson. Bailey, an attorney in Illinois since 1990, practices with the Burr Ridge office of the Louisville-based firm of Gibson & Sharps. On information and belief, Bailey is married to Brian T. Bailey, also of Gibson & Sharps, and the daughter-in-law of retired Circuit Court Judge James M. Bailey.

I have so far been unable to find a campaign website for either Julie Line Bailey or Karin Elizabeth Swanson. Swanson is an Assistant State's Attorney and has been licensed in Illinois since 1995.

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