Chicago attorney James P. Crawley has announced that he plans to run for judge in the 2014 judicial primary.
An Illinois attorney since 1990, Crawley practices law with James P. Crawley & Associates, Ltd.
Crawley says he will seek slating from the Democratic Party for either a countywide judicial vacancy or in the 10th Judicial Subcircuit, where he resides (Crawley is a resident of the Jefferson Park neighborhood).
Crawley's campaign says that Crawley's "volunteer activities include serving on the board of Jane Addams Hull House–Uptown Center, and AIDS Care, Inc., a residential facility for people living with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He served on the citizens’ advisory council to the Chicago Police Department, and has donated to inner-city youth organizations such as Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, the Women Everywhere Project, and Windy City Hoops, which organizes activities in neighborhoods hard hit by gang violence."
According to his campaign announcement, Crawley was born in Joliet, and raised in a family of union workers. He received his undergraduate degree in 1986 from Loyola University Chicago and his law degree in 1989 from Saint Louis University School of Law. During his college years, Crawley served as an aide to then-U.S. Senator Paul Simon.
Crawley advises that he is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association and Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. Crawley is also a member of the trial bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Crawley has been married since 2008, his campaign announcement states.
Daniel E. Ingram is the Chair of Crawley's campaign committee, Citizens to Elect James Patrick Crawley. The committee can be reached by email at CrawleyForJudge@gmail.com.
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