Don’t Skip the Judicial Branch When You Vote!


SBAC Members from Cook County had the opportunity to hear from candidates vying for the 5th Subcircuit of Cook County at the October Hyde Park Happy Hour hosted by SBAC Executive Board Member, Dwayne Hirsch. Cook County Bar Association President, Dartesia Pitts, was also on hand to discuss the Judicial evaluation process for the bar and ballot navigation for judicial elections.

While candidates for executive and legislative offices are at the top of your ballot, the judicial elections are typically toward the bottom. While there may be a temptation to simply skip that section, the justice system and who sits on the bench can have a direct impact on your business. It is important to review a sample ballot and do a little research on the candidates before entering the voting booth…as you should for any other position up for election.

Panel participants included: Marcellus Moore, Gino Betts, Rhonda Sallee, Shay Tyrone Allen and current 5th Subcircuit Judge Marian Perkins, who was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court and is now running to retain the 5th sub-circuit seat left vacant by Ricky Jones.

To read more about the event click here to read the write up in the Hyde Park Herald.