Saturday, March 25, 2017

Who Sits Where -- Supreme Court Rule 67(B)(2) Edition

Supreme Court Rule 67(B)(2) provides (emphasis supplied),
A [judicial] candidate shall not personally solicit or accept campaign contributions. A candidate may establish committees of responsible persons to conduct campaigns for the candidate through media advertisements, brochures, mailings, candidate forums and other means not prohibited by law. Such committees may solicit and accept reasonable campaign contributions, manage the expenditure of funds for the candidate's campaign and obtain public statements of support for his or her candidacy. Such committees are not prohibited from soliciting and accepting reasonable campaign contributions and public support from lawyers. A candidate's committees may solicit contributions and public support for the candidate's campaign no earlier than one year before an election and no later than 90 days after the last election in which the candidate participates during the election year.
We will pause now for an important message:
I am not an election lawyer. Persons interested in running for judge should consult with an election lawyer of their own choosing before making any campaign-related decisions.
However, with that clearly stated, I believe it is safe to say that it is now legal for judicial wannabes to establish committees and for those committees to raise funds.

A lot of the blanks have been filled in since the last time I ran this list, but there will be more vacancies, if there aren't already. This list will be updated as circumstances warrant and time permits.

As always, all errors of omission or commission in this list are mine alone and I am grateful for additions and corrections provided.

Countywide Vacancies

Vacancy of the Hon. Eileen Mary Brewer -- Litricia P. Payne
Vacancy of the Hon. Russell W. Hartigan -- Cecilia A. Horan
Vacancy of the Hon. Michelle D. Jordan -- Clare J. Quish
Vacancy of the Hon. Sheila McGinnis -- Marina E. Ammendola
Vacancy of the Hon. Jean Prendergast Rooney -- Elizabeth A. Karkula

Subcircuit Vacancies

2nd Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Bertina E. Lampkin -- Fredrick H. Bates
Vacancy of the Hon. Marjorie C. Laws -- Adrienne E. Davis
Vacancy of the Hon. James L. Rhodes -- Toya T. Harvey
Vacancy of the Hon. John D. Turner, Jr. -- Travis Richardson
Vacancy of the Hon. Camille E. Willis -- Unfilled

3rd Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Maureen Leahy Delehanty -- Patrick T. Stanton

4th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Thomas Davy -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. James Riley -- John A. O'Meara

5th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Patricia Banks -- H. Yvonne Coleman

6th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Gloria Chevere -- Kent A. Delgado
Vacancy of the Hon. Robert Lopez Cepero -- Stephanie K. Miller

8th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Candace J. Fabri -- Robin D. Shoffner
Vacancy of the Hon. Laura Cha-yu Liu -- Michael A. Forti
Vacancy of the Hon. Sheryl A. Pethers -- Myron F. Mackoff

10th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Eileen O'Neill Burke -- Stephanie Saltouros
Vacancy of the Hon. Donald J. Suriano -- Gerald V. Cleary

11th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Kathleen Kennedy -- Joanne F. Rosado

13th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. Clayton J. Crane -- Unfilled
Vacancy of the Hon. Jeffrey Lawrence -- Michael Perry Gerber

15th Subcircuit

Vacancy of the Hon. George F. Scully, Jr. -- Diana L. Embil


Anonymous said...

Judge Z from Markham is retiring in 15. Another vacancy forthcoming.

Anonymous said...

There will be another vacancy in 2 and 3. No, not the other Turner. And another in 7 and 8. But the countywides have not gotten their calls yet from the 3rd floor directing them to submit their resignations. With a signature requirement of 6,500 -- why let an unslated candidate have more than 2 weeks to circulate?

Anonymous said...

Is the 4th spot being held open for Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pedersen?

Albert said...

This will be the first time ever that one subcircuit has had more than four vacancies on a single ballot. Will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Anonymous said...

Franklin Park is not in the 8th, but Barrett plans to be a judge soon enough.

Anonymous said...

I didn't say it was in the 8th, I asked about the 4th - it's split between the 4th and the 11th & I believe he lives in the 4th