Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Campaign website launched, June 29 fundraiser set for Judge Tricia Payne

Supporters of Judge Tricia Payne's election bid have launched a campaign website on her behalf. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar. There is also a Facebook campaign page.

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Payne to the countywide Brewer vacancy at the end of 2016. At the time of her appointment, as her campaign bio notes, was a "Will County Assistant Public Defender serving as a felony supervisor and an organizing member of the Will County Mental Health Court."

A Chicago native (and Whitney Young alum, according to her campaign bio), Payne currently resides in the City of Chicago with her husband and daughter. She was licensed in Illinois in 1997. Her campaign bio notes that she clerked for various agencies, including the Chicago Housing Authority, before becoming a lawyer. After receiving her license, and before joining the Will County PD's office, Payne was a solo practitioner. She "was a founding member and former president of the Black Bar Association of Will County, also chairing the Barrister's Ball and Clothing Drive," according to her campaign website.

Payne's supporters have scheduled a fundraiser for their candidate on Thursday, June 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Woodie's Flat Chicago, 1535 N. Wells Street in Chicago. Tickets are priced at $100 each and will be available at the door. Sponsorships are also available ($150 - Supporter, $250 - Sponsor, $500 - Host, $1,000 - Chair).

The listed hosts for the event are Cong. Danny Davis, MWRD Commissioner Tim Bradford, Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, Ald. Michelle Harris, Ald. Howard Brookins, Jr., Ald. Walter Burnett, Jr., and Ald. Roderick Sawyer. For more information about the event, or to reserve tickets, email Info@CraticShaffer.com or call (312) 798-9376.

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