Monday, March 19, 2018

Start here for the most complete information about every 2018 Cook County judicial race

What Cook County judicial race are you interested in?

What follows is a list of the various Cook County judicial contests. Each vacancy on the list is a link to a roundup post about that race. Voters can navigate back and forth from this post to any linked contest on their ballot. Links for all contested races are now 'live.' Each roundup post has been updated, in some cases multiple times, as new information has come in. Each linked post also has links that will take you to campaign websites, candidate statements, questionnaire responses, bar ratings, and endorsements for each candidate in that race. After you've looked a given race over, a link at the bottom of that post will bring you right back here.

I will keep this post at or near the top of this page in the days leading to the primary.

Please note that scrolling down this page will not get you to all the Organizing the Data posts. Some are posted on page two of this blog.

So, again, what Cook County judicial race are you interested in?
Countywide - Brewer Vacancy
Countywide - Clay Vacancy
Countywide - Dooling Vacancy
Countywide - Egan Vacancy (uncontested)
Countywide - Dunford Vacancy (uncontested)
Countywide - Flanagan Vacancy
Countywide - Hartigan Vacancy
Countywide - Jordan Vacancy
Countywide - McGinnis Vacancy
Countywide - Rooney Vacancy

1st Subcircuit - Hambright, Jr. Vacancy

2nd Subcircuit - Lampkin Vacancy
2nd Subcircuit - Laws Vacancy
2nd Subcircuit - Rhodes Vacancy
2nd Subcircuit - Turner, Jr. Vacancy
2nd Subcircuit - Willis Vacancy
2nd Subcircuit - Turner Vacancy

3rd Subcircuit - Delehanty Vacancy

4th Subcircuit - Davy Vacancy
4th Subcircuit - Riley Vacancy

5th Subcircuit - Banks Vacancy
5th Subcircuit - Jones Vacancy
5th Subcircuit - Washington II Vacancy

6th Subcircuit - Chevere Vacancy
6th Subcircuit - Cooke Vacancy
6th Subcircuit - Lopez Cepero Vacancy

8th Subcircuit - Fabri Vacancy
8th Subcircuit - Liu Vacancy
8th Subcircuit - Pethers Vacancy

10th Subcircuit - O'Neill Burke Vacancy
10th Subcircuit - Suriano Vacancy

11th Subcircuit - Kennedy Vacancy

12th Subcircuit - Maki Vacancy

13th Subcircuit - Crane Vacancy (Republican primary contest only, Democratic candidate uncontested)
13th Subcircuit - Lawrence Vacancy (Republican primary contest only, Democratic candidate uncontested)
13th Subcircuit - O'Donnell Vacancy (no primary contest; both the Democratic and Republican candidates unopposed)

14th Subcircuit - Garcia Vacancy

15th Subcircuit - Scully, Jr. Vacancy
15th Subcircuit - Zelezinski Vacancy (Democratic primary contest only, Republican candidate uncontested)

7 comments:

Bob Levy said...

Am I the only person VERY FRUSTRATED by the voting process.
1. Why is so much space wasted with "no candidate" ?
2. Why must I declare a party when I really wish to vote for the best person and that means voting for a dem and rep?
This year makes it really hard, but maybe that is the Democratic way?

Unknown said...

1. People don't always run if they believe they cannot win.
2. Because this is a primary election which lets each party choose its candidate in the general election. If you are not party affiliated, then you have the option to vote the best in the general.

Anonymous said...

IT IS THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, TIME FOR YOUR BIENNIAL PREDICTIONS POST!

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH BOB LEVY, JUDICIAL RACES SHOULD BE NONPARTISAN LIKE CHICAGO ALDERMAN - EVERYONE VOTING IN THE PRIMARY GETS TO VOTE FOR THE JUDGES, AND IF SOMEONE GETS A MAJORITY THEY WIN, OTHERWISE THE TOP 2 FACE OFF IN NOVEMBER.

JUDGES ARE NOT POLITICAL OFFICES, SO EVERY ONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE ON THEM EVEN IN PLACES WHERE EITHER THE DEM OR REP WINS BY DEFAULT IN NOVEMBER.

THAT WOULD REQUIRE AMENDING THE IL CONSTITUTION HOWEVER.

Jack Leyhane said...

@Unknown (well, it's a baby-step up from Anonymous...)

You wrote, "If you are not party affiliated, then you have the option to vote the best in the general."

Whoa.

You always have the option to vote for the better candidate in the general, if there is a contest, and no one has to know your choice. But you can't wait for November if you want to have a say in who serves as judge.

If you don't take a Democratic ballot, you can't vote for most Cook County judgeships. There are Republicans running in 12, 13 and in one of the 15th Subcircuit races. Nowhere else. So the winners of tomorrow's Democratic primary races, in almost all cases, will be the uncontested winners in November.

Jack Leyhane said...

As for ALLCAPS, I never make predictions. Not publicly, anyway. The only reason I will win my office NCAA pool this year is that I'm a solo practitioner with no staff..... Of course, once again, I will also finish last....

Tom Davy said...

Mr. Leyhane - Thanks for your continuing coverage of the judicial elections. For a solo practitioner with no staff this has got to take a good chunk of your time, but you are doing your followers a great service. Hopefully people who follow you can spread the information they get from here so other voters can make a more informed choice. I do agree with Mr. Levy and, amazingly enough, ALL CAPS, that judicial elections should be nonpartisan. However, not that anyone cares, when I have my "Waking Ned Devine" moment tomorrow to vote for my vacancy it will be in the Democratic primary, since as you note, it's the only game in town in the 4th subcircuit. (Also voting for Judge Dave Navarro for what that's worth.)