Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Justice Tully withdraws from Supreme Court race

The Illinois State Board of Elections website this morning confirms that former Appellate Court Justice John P. Tully has withdrawn his bid for the Illinois Supreme Court.

Sources in the Cook County Clerk's office confirm that, even though Justice Tully's withdrawal was posted this week, his name will not appear on the March 20 primary ballot.

Four candidates remain in the Democratic primary race for the opening created by the retirement of Justice Thomas Fitzgerald, Justice Mary Jane Theis (who was appointed to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Fitzgerald), Appellate Court Justice Aurelia Pucinski, Appellate Justice Joy Virginia Cunningham, and Chicago attorney Thomas W. Flannigan.

The winner of the Democratic primary will face Circuit Court Judge James G. Riley in November. Judge Riley is unopposed in the Republican primary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remember its not experience or knowledge of the law that makes a candidate desirable for Illinois Supreme Court....And it isn’t a party’s endorsement either

Its name recognition!