Sunday, August 30, 2015

Campaign website found for Judge Anthony Simpkins

Found on the Internet, the campaign website of Judge Anthony E. Simpkins. That's a link to the campaign site in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the blog Sidebar.

Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1994, Simpkins was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court late last year. According to the campaign website, Simpkins became a Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development in 2007, "focusing on housing preservation initiatives and economic development policy." For a decade before that, Simpkins was an Assistant Corporation Counsel, serving as Senior Counsel in the Building & Land Use Litigation Division.

According to his campaign website, Simpkins has served as a board member and past-president of the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago and as a board member of the Cook County Bar Association. Simpkins also serves as a Board member of the Downtown Islamic Center, the RTW Veterans Center, and as Managing Editor of the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture.

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