Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mahoney, Quinn, and Hanlon win contested Democratic primaries in the 12th Subcircuit; Kozicki, O'Donnell apparent winners in contested Republican primaries

James Edward Hanlon, Jr. has defeated former Judge Allan W. Masters for the Democratic nomination for the "A" vacancy in the far north suburban 12th Subcircuit. In the November general election Hanlon will face Steven A. Kozicki, who bested Alex Kaplan for the Republican nomination.

Janet Cronin Mahoney easily won the Democratic nomination for the Mathein vacancy in the 12th Subcircuit. The Republican candidate for this vacancy, James Leonard Allegretti, was unopposed.

Hanlon and Mahoney were both slated by local Democratic committeemen for these vacancies.

The Democratic Party's slated candidate for the Kazmierski, Jr. vacancy in the 12th Subcircuit, Louis George Apostol, did not fare as well. Associate Judge Marguerite Anne Quinn was the clear winner in this four-person race. Judge Quinn will face Republican candidate Thomas William Flannigan for this vacancy; Flannigan had no opposition in the Republican primary.

There is a fourth vacancy in the 12th Subcircuit as well, but Judge Carrie Hamilton faced no opposition in the Democratic primary and David Studenroth was likewise unopposed in the Republican primary.

There was a Republican primary contest in the far northwest suburban 13th Subcircuit. With nearly 97% of the votes counted there, Kevin O'Donnell has apparently defeated Gary W. Seyring by around 3,500 votes, 18,347 to 14,788. O'Donnell will face the unopposed winner of the Democratic primary, Judge Ketki "Kay" Steffen, in November.

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