On the other hand, the race for the Rivkin-Carothers vacancy in the 7th Subcircuit now has eight contestants. It is unlikely that all eight will stay in the race (candidates and their surrogates are going over their opponents' petitions even as you read this, looking for ways to mount ballot challenges) -- one, Brian J. O'Hara, also filed for the countywide Karzenis vacancy and has the option, at least, of choosing the countywide race instead.
For the present, at least, in addition to O'Hara, the race for the Rivkin-Carothers vacancy features Judge Patricia "Pat" S. Spratt, who filed to hold this seat, and slated candidate Jennifer Ballard.
Ballard filed for this vacancy yesterday, as did Christopher J. Stuart and Mable Taylor. All three were noted in a post yesterday afternoon. Three more candidates entered the race at the last moment, and will participate in the lottery for the last line on the ballot.
These three are Rosa Silva, Patrick D. John, and Associate Judge Angela Munari Petrone.
|Catherine Ann Schneider|
A sixth challenger entered the race for the Howard vacancy in the 10th Subcircuit late yesterday afternoon. Assistant State's Attorney Timothy Matthew McQuillen has been licensed in Illinois since 2006, according to ARDC.
Judge Jerry Esrig picked up another challenger in his bid to hold his 9th Subcircuit seat. Nathan Benjamin Myers filed for this vacancy late yesterday; he ran against Judge Esrig in 2014 as well. Thomas Peter Kougias is the other candidate in this race.