Friday, June 05, 2015

Celeste Jones announces 2016 judicial bid

A reader alerted me to the 2016 judicial candidacy of Celeste Jones, an attorney in the Public Guardian's Office (Jones is listed in the current Sullivan's as Supervisor of Accounts and Assistant Public Guardian in the Adult Guardianship Division). That's a link to Jones' campaign website in the preceding sentence. Her site will be added to the list in a blog Sidebar when enough of these accumulate.

Jones has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1995. According to her campaign website, Jones has been with the Public Guardian's Office for her entire career, starting in the Juvenile Division, representing "hundreds of child clients affected by the child welfare system," winning promotion to "Lead Attorney" and handling child abuse cases. Jones moved to the Adult Guardianship Division over 12 years ago, managing, according to her campaign site, "the personal and financial affairs of people with disabilities, most of whom were elderly."

Jones' campaign site notes that she "is a past Committee Chair and currently serves on the planning committee for Women Everywhere: Partners In Service Project" and also serves as a board member of Our Community of Illinois. A graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Loyola Chicago School of Law, Jones is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

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