Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Michael I. O'Malley campaign website found

Found on the Internet: A campaign website for Assistant State's Attorney Michael I. O'Malley. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the blog Sidebar as well.

According to his campaign biography, O'Malley began his professional life as a CPA following his graduation from Northern Illinois University with an accounting degree. During this phase of his life, O'Malley worked for "several large corporations including AON, the Northern Trust Company, and JP Morgan Chase." He attended law school at night at John Marshall while still working for Chase. He has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 2005.

As an Assistant State's Attorney, O'Malley has worked in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau and the the Public Corruption and Financial Crimes Units. In this latter role, according to his campaign bio, O'Malley "led several investigations and prosecutions of individuals who embezzled funds from the taxpayers of Cook County." Among these, according to the campaign bio, were the "investigation and prosecution of 7 individuals who stole nearly $1,000,000 from the Chicago Public Schools" and the "prosecution of two public officials who stole $350,000 from a southwest suburban fire department."

A native of Elmwood Park, O'Malley attended Fenwick High School. According to his campaign bio, O'Malley has also "volunteered for several community organizations throughout Cook County, including Immaculate Conception grade school on Chicago’s northwest side, St. Agatha’s Catholic Church in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood, and St. Pius V Catholic Church in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood." O'Malley has coached law school trial teams and "in judge trial advocacy competitions."

O'Malley was a countywide judicial candidate in 2016. FWIW has been unable to independently confirm this, but Russ Stewart reported, in this October 11 column, that O'Malley is targeting the countywide Clay vacancy as part of a slate "consisting of current or former courtroom prosecutors or public defenders."

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