Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Alex Kaplan to run as Republican in 12th Judicial Subcircuit

Found on the Internet, the campaign website of Alex Kaplan, candidate for judge in the Republican Primary in the 12th Subcircuit. That's a link to the campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Licensed in Illinois since 2000, Kaplan maintains a law office on Dundee Road in Northbrook. According to his campaign bio, Kaplan has engaged in a varied practice over the years, representing clients in bankruptcies, real estate transactions, foreclosures, criminal defense and family law matters.

In his campaign biography, Kaplan writes that he immigrated to this country, from Kiev in what was then the Soviet Union, when he was only four years old, fleeing "Soviet religious and cultural oppression that permeated the country. As refugees, my family sought the freedom and opportunity that only America could offer." Kaplan adds that his "parents never forgot the Soviet system that was patently unfair. The inequitable treatment my family felt had a great impact on my development. My parents went to great lengths to teach in me a sense of justice, fairness and evenhandedness as they raised me in America." These life experiences have impacted Kaplan's decision to seek judicial office: "Part of my desire to run for Judge is to give everyone the opportunity of fairness; to treat everyone with respect and even-handedness, irrespective of religion, race, color, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Everyone, regardless of their background, should get the benefit of impartiality and equality."

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