Monday, December 11, 2017

Four file for Liu vacancy in 8th Subcircuit

Judge Michael A. Forti was appointed to the Liu vacancy by the Illinois Supreme Court, and has filed to hold this seat.

Three other candidates have also filed for this vacancy. FWIW readers already know about Lindsay Hugé. The links in these first two paragraphs are to the candidates' web sites.

The other two candidates filing for these vacancies do not yet have campaign websites, but both have Facebook campaign pages.

Assistant State's Attorney Athena Farmakis, pictured at left, has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1993, according to ARDC. A press release announcing her candidacy states that Farmakis "is currently a supervisor in the Preliminary Hearings Unit of the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau." According to the press release, Farmakis Athena has also held supervisory positions in the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Divisions at the Juvenile Justice Bureau. According to the campaign, Farmakis has over 65 jury trials, "involving homicide, narcotics and other violent crimes." Here is a link to her Facebook campaign page.

Farmakis did appear before county judicial slatemakers this past August and also at the June pre-slating. Farmakis has previously applied for associate judge.

The fourth candidate in this race is Cyrus Hosseini, who practices in Evanston as the Cyrus Law Group, P.C.. Hosseini has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2012, according to ARDC. His campaign Facebook page may be found by clicking here.


Anonymous said...

Jack, the Cyrus Hosseini webpage has been live since October 2017 and was recently redone. No reporting on his webpage has been made and the information here in regards to his campaign not having a site may be incorrect.

Anonymous said...

It is

Jack Leyhane said...

Generally, when I find 'em, I post 'em. The link's in the Sidebar now and I hope to put a post together in due course. If you click on the Facebook link above -- you'll see that a link to the website is there now. I won't swear it wasn't there when I was preparing this post, but I obviously didn't see it.

And therein lies a cautionary tale for candidates and their supporters: The fastest, surest way to get a candidate's information into this blog is to send it to the blogger, rather than wait for the blogger to find it on his own. Email me at