Monday, December 02, 2013

Several Cook County judicial races will be uncontested

The Illinois State Board of Elections is closed for the day and the regular judicial filing period is at an end.

It's time to congratulate David Ellis, who is unopposed in his bid for the Murphy vacancy on the Illinois Appellate Court. No one filed to oppose Ellis in the Democratic Primary and no Republican filed for this vacancy(or any other countywide vacancy). Barring something unforeseen (and unlikely) Ellis will join the Appellate Court on December 1, 2014.

Congratulations are also due to Maritza Martinez, Patricia O'Brien Sheahan, and Judge Caroline Kate Moreland, all of whom are unopposed in their countywide judicial races.

Caroline Kennedy-Elkins is unopposed in the Democratic Primary race for the Iosco vacancy in the 13th Subcircuit; three Republican candidates are vying for the right to oppose her in November 2014.

Karla Marie Fiaoni is unopposed in the Republican Primary for the Doody vacancy in the 15th Subcircuit. Four Democrats are seeking the Democratic nomination for that vacancy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, John Curry, who has filed in the 13th Sub-circuit for the Republican judicial primary is still listed as the Republican Ward Committeeman of the 32nd Ward of the City of Chicago by the Chicago GOP web site.

Is he a carpetbagger or what? He cannot reside in two places simultaneously. Judicial candidates are not supposed to be party officials either.