Saturday, September 01, 2018

Chicago Federation of Labor makes endorsements in contested judicial races

The Chicago Federation of Labor has endorsed Judge Samuel J. Betar III and former Judge Ketki "Kay" Steffen in their respective 13th Subcircuit races (the O'Donnell and Crane vacancies, respectively). The CFL had not made any endorsements for the March primary in that far northwest suburban subcircuit.

Other judicial candidates in contested races picking up CFL endorsements for the November election are Joel Chupack (candidate for the Maki vacancy in the 12th Subcircuit) and Scott McKenna (candidate for the Zelezinski vacancy in the 15th Subcircuit). The CFL had endorsed a different candidate in that 15th Subcircuit primary race; the CFL made no primary endorsement in the 12th.

There are contests on the November ballot for only five judicial vacancies, three in the 13th Subcircuit, one each in the 12th and 15th. All other vacancies (over 30) are uncontested. In general, the March primary winners now carry CFL endorsements for November, whether or not that candidate was endorsed in the primary. The Chicago Federation of Labor has made no endorsement in the race for the 13th Subcircuit Lawrence vacancy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CFL endorsement is worthless in these contested subs.