Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ten candidates for two vacancies in 15th Subcircuit

Doody Vacancy

Karla Marie Fiaoni
Karla Marie Fiaoni, a former Chief of Police in Chicago Heights, is unopposed in the Republican primary for this vacancy. Fiaoni currently maintains a law office in Homewood; she has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1989.

Fiaoni ran as a Democrat for a Lipinski vacancy in the 15th Subcircuit in the 2010 primary.

Four Democrats have filed for this vacancy as well.

John S. Fotopoulos
Three are in the lottery for the top ballot position, Patrick Kevin Coughlin, John S. Fotopoulos, and Pat Flanagan.

Coughlin is Deputy Chief of the Narcotic Prosecution Bureau at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, overseeing (according to his campaign website) 47 ASAs within the Narcotic Bureau. He has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1996.

Fotopoulos has a law office in Orland Park. He has been licensed as an attorney since 2000. I could not find any campaign website for Fotopoulos. His campaign does have a Facebook page; the accompanying image is taken from that site.

Licensed in Illinois since 1999, Flanagan is employed by the firm of Brittain & Ketcham, P.C. Flanagan ran for a countywide vacancy in 2004 and for a 15th Subcircuit vacancy in 2010.

Guaranteed the last spot on the ballot in this vacancy is Judge Diana Embil. Embil filed just before the close of the filing period Monday. People who study these things insist that, if one can't be guaranteed the top line on a crowded ballot, the bottom line is almost as good. Had she filed on the first day of filing when her opponents did, Judge Embil would have had no better than a 1 in 4 chance of securing the top ballot line. By waiting until the end of the filing period, Embil had a 1 in 1 chance of obtaining the almost-as-coveted bottom ballot position.

Judge Embil was appointed to this vacancy by the Illinois Supreme Court earlier this year. She has also reportedly been slated for this vacancy by local Democratic committeemen.

Sterba Vacancy

There are five Democrats and no Republicans in the hunt for this vacancy. Three are in the lottery for the top ballot line; the other two filed late enough that they are in the lottery for the last ballot position.

Michael B. Barrett is reportedly the slated candidate for this vacancy; Judge Chris Lawler holds this seat currently pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court appointment.

Also qualifying for the top ballot position lottery is Sondra Denmark.

Two other candidates filed late Monday, Robbin Perkins and Mary Beth Duffy, both filing late enough to qualify for a lottery for the last ballot position.

Robbin Perkins
I was unable to find a campaign website for Robbin Perkins, but she does have a campaign Facebook page (which is where I grabbed this image).

According to that Facebook page, Perkins is employed as Chief Deputy General Counsel for Human Resources in the office of Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown. She has also served as a part-time administrative law judge in the Village of Matteson. She has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1996.

Assistant State's Attorney Mary Beth Duffy ran in the 15th Subcircuit in 2008 and 2010. Duffy also ran countywide in 2004 and 2006. She has been licensed in Illinois since 1992.

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