Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Carolyn Joan Gallagher campaign website launched, fundraiser set for tomorrow

Carolyn Joan Gallagher has announced her intention to seek a judicial vacancy in the 2016 primary and a campagin website has been set up in support of her candidacy. That's a link to the campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1982, Gallagher maintains a law office in Evanston. She filed for both a 9th Subcircuit vacancy and a countywide vacancy in the 2014 primary season. She withdrew from the 9th Subcircuit race, but ran countywide, finishing second to William B. Raines in the race for the Neville vacancy.

According to her campaign website, Gallagher's practice consists of "complex commercial litigation including securities fraud, RICO, contracts, financial institutions law, mortgage foreclosure and foreclosure defense, creditors' rights, mechanic's liens and construction law, and appellate advocacy in state and federal trial and appeals courts." She also has taught legal writing at DePaul University Law School. The campaign website also notes that Gallagher has served as a volunteer attorney for the Chicago Legal Clinic, for the Clerk of Court Expungement Summit, and for the Chicago Bar Foundation Chancery Advice Desk. According to her campaign website, Gallagher was also co-founder and general counsel for the New Health Foundation Worldwide, a "not-for-profit corporation focusing on research, advocacy and education regarding transgender and other gender-variant individuals."

Supporters of Gallagher's judicial campaign are planning a fundraiser for her tomorrow evening, October 28, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the 5th floor conference room at Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP, 55 W. Monroe Street (the Xerox Building). Tickets are $150 each, but sponsorships are available (Silver - $250, Gold - $500, Platinum - $1000). Nannette McCarthy is hosting the event. For more information concerning the fundraiser, or to order tickets, email info@electgallagher.com.


Anonymous said...

Yikes !!! Carolyn Joan Gallagher again. Which slated candidate is she running against this time?

Anonymous said...

I was delighted to see that Carolyn Gallagher is running for judge. Unlike many of the democratic party's slated candidates, Gallagher actually has litigation experience. And something tells me that when she wins, she will not be going around introducing herself as JUDGE Carolyn Gallagher.

Anonymous said...

She is circulating in all countywide races. I heard she is trying to get a promise from the Democratic Party to gain their support next cycle if she bails out of this cycle.