Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aleksandra Gillespie campaign website goes live

Supporters of Judge Aleksandra Gillespie's bid to retain her countywide judgeship have launched a campaign website for their candidate. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Gillespie to the countywide Howlett vacancy in August 2014; the Cook County Democratic Party recently slated her for a countywide seat.

Gillespie has been licensed as an attorney since 1993. Before becoming a judge, Gillespie served as an Assistant Cook County State's Attorney, rising to a first chair trial position. According to her campaign website, Gillespie worked at the Second Municipal District Courthouse in Skokie, "litigating motions and trials, negotiating all pleas, educating, supervising and mentoring junior members of the litigation team." Outside the courtroom, Judge Gillespie has, according to her campaign website, been active in church, school and youth hockey programs (Gillespie and her husband are the parents of two sons). According to her campaign website, Gillespie has also participated in "community outreach and educational programs" and provided "educational guidance to law enforcement."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alex Gillespie is an excellent judge. She is fair, open minded and shows up to work on time. I hope she stays on the bench.