Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Jerry Barrido announces judicial bid, supporters plan June 15 fundraiser

Assistant Public Defender Jerry Barrido has announced plans to seek judicial office in 2018. There is as yet no campaign website, but the campaign does have a Facebook page. When a campaign website is launched, I will have a link to it in the blog Sidebar.

Barrido has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1999. A brief statement on Barrido's Facebook campaign page says he "will bring fairness to the bench having worked with crime victims and for 17 years defended constitutional rights of the indigent accused."

Supporters of Barrido's candidacy have set a Thursday, June 15 Campaign Kickoff for their candidate at Rick's Bar, 939 S. Western Ave. The event will run from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Appetizers will be served; there will be a cash bar. Tickets are available for $50 apiece, but government employees can attend for the discounted price of $25 and there is a $100 "Supporter" sponsorship available. Angela McGovern-Franklin is the chair of the campaign effort and the host of this event. For more information about the event, email If this "evite" link works (and I don't vouch for it, but I am sometimes willing to try new things), tickets can also be purchased by clicking here.

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