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Kane County Bar Association Evaluates Candidates

September 22, 2020

THE KANE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION IN A JOINT ADVISORY POLL WITH THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION EVALUATES CANDIDATES SEEKING ELECTION OR RETENTION TO THE ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT.

The Kane County Bar Association has adopted the ratings based on the joint advisory poll. Ratings for the Second District Appellate Court candidates running in the November 3, 2020 General Election are below:

Name of Candidate                                     Finding
Ann B. Jorgensen                                           Recommended
Mary S. Schostok                                           Recommended 

THE KANE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION IN A JOINT ADVISORY POLL WITH THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION EVALUATES CANDIDATES SEEKING ELECTION OR RETENTION AS A CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.

The Kane County Bar Association has adopted the ratings based on the joint advisory poll. Ratings for the Circuit Judge candidates for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit running in the November 3, 2020 General Election are below:

Name of Candidate                                     Finding
Elizabeth K. Flood                                         Recommended
Joseph M. Grady                                            Recommended
James R. Murphy                                           Recommended
John A. Noverini                                            Recommended
Brittany M. Pedersen                                    Not Presently Recommended
Donald (D.J.) Tegeler                                    Recommended
Robert K. Villa                                                Recommended

THE JUDICIAL EVALUATION PROCESS
The Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Advisory Poll is conducted electronically and by mail and is sent to all ISBA members in the circuit or district from which a candidate seeks election. Illinois licensed attorneys who are not members of the ISBA, or any Illinois licensed attorney outside the circuit or district, may request a ballot. Opinions expressed in the Poll are those of the Kane County Bar Association and the attorneys who chose to respond to the Poll. Their opinions do not reflect the opinions of the ISBA or the opinions of all Illinois attorneys. Poll ratings do not constitute an endorsement by the Illinois State Bar Association. Candidates are rated as “recommended” or “not recommended” based on whether respondents agree that the candidate “meets acceptable requirements for the office.” Candidates must receive at least 65% “yes” responses to that question in order to be rated as “Recommended”. Percentage is based on "yes" responses to each question; "no opinion" responses are not included.

 

About the Kane County Bar Association
The oldest bar association in the state of Illinois, the Association is established to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law, to facilitate and promote the administration of justice, to encourage continuing legal education, to assist in the delivery of legal services to the public, and to cultivate social and professional interrelationships among its members.