Saturday, December 30, 2017

More candidate withdrawals

Park Ridge attorney Amee Alonso filed for the countywide Rooney vacancy, but has withdrawn her judicial candidacy, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections website. A challenge to her nominating petitions was pending at the time of her withdrawal.

Nyshana Kali Sumner has withdrawn her bid for the John D. Turner, Jr. vacancy in the 2nd Subcircuit -- opting to file instead for the Valarie E. Turner vacancy in the 2nd Subcircuit. That's the vacancy for which Ubi O'Neal also recently filed, although he has not yet withdrawn his candidacy for the 2nd Subcircuit Willis vacancy.

And, while we're on the subject of the Valarie E. Turner vacancy, 21st Ward Ald. and Committeeman Howard B. Brookins, Jr. has withdrawn his candidacy for Congress and for 1st State Central District Committeeman -- deferring to Cong. Bobby Rush in both races -- only to file instead for the Valarie E. Turner vacancy. More later about this race.

Interestingly, according to the records of the ISBE, Cong. Luis V. Gutierrez, has not yet withdrawn his reelection bid in the 4th Congressional District. This doesn't have any direct impact on any Cook County Judicial race that I can think of... but in the 6th Subcircuit, who knows?

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