Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Three more file today for Cahill vacancy

Two sitting Circuit Court judges and an attorney employed by the Cook County Public Guardian's Officer filed today for the Cahill vacancy on the First District of the Appellate Court.

Assistant Public Guardian Mary Brigid Hayes was the first to file this afternoon. Hayes has been an Illinois attorney since 1989.

Next to file was Judge James Michael McGing. McGing was elected to the bench from the 10th Subcircuit in 2006.

Last to file was Judge Laura Marie Sullivan. Judge Sullivan was elected to a countywide vacancy on the Circuit Court in 2002 and retained in 2008.

No Republican filed for this opening.

Pending challenges and withdrawals, Judge Sullivan will be listed last on the March 20 Democratic primary ballot for this vacancy. The lottery for the top ballot position will be between Judge Pamela E. Hill-Veal and Associate Judge Mathias W. Delort. A sixth candidate in the race is Judge Kay Marie Hanlon.

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