Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Campaign website found for Judge Marianne Jackson

A campaign website has been established to support the candidacy of Associate Judge Marianne Jackson, candidate for the Taylor vacancy in the 7th Subcircuit. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Judge Jackson presently serves in the Juvenile Justice Division of the Circuit Court; according to the Circuit Court's website, Judge Jackson currently presides over Calendar 61 at 1100 S. Hamilton.

According to her campaign website, Judge Jackson has been an Associate Judge since 1997. Before going on the bench, Jackson was in private practice for about 18 years. Before that, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. She began her legal career as an Assistant State's Attorney. Jackson is a 1970 graduate of Northwestern University; her law degree, from the University of Illinois, was conferred in 1973. Among numerous honors conferred in the course of her career, Jackson's campaign website notes her receipt, in 1999, of the Community Empowerment Award from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the 2013 James A. Seaberry Award of Excellence conferred by the Black Law Students Association of the University of Illinois.

(The photograph accompanying this post was taken from a campaign Facebook page.)

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