Monday, December 16, 2013

Judge Thomas J. Carroll files for the Lowrance vacancy

The special judicial filing period opened today (it runs through December 23) and petitions are now being accepted for one additional Cook County vacancy, the vacancy of the Hon. Michele Lowrance.

Judge Thomas J. Carroll filed his petitions for the Lowrance vacancy when the Illinois State Board of Elections opened for business this morning. Carroll's campaign sent FWIW this picture of the stack of petitions to be filed, said stack containing, according to Carroll's campaign, 14,991 voter signatures.

Judge Carroll was appointed to the countywide Felton vacancy by the Illinois Supreme Court but was not endorsed for any vacancy when the Cook County Democratic Central Committee met this summer. Carroll was, however, named the first alternate selection, effectively 'pre-endorsed' for the first countywide vacancy that might open up after the slating meeting.

The Lowrance vacancy recently met that description.

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