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Candidate Report for the 2020 ISBA Election

The Candidate Report for the 2020 ISBA Election is below. All members of the association (except non-lawyer members) with their dues paid by March 1, 2020 are eligible to vote.

2020 Candidate Report

(N.B.: Pursuant to the Policy and Procedures for Election approved by the ISBA Assembly, in those instances where there are more candidates than positions to be filled, nominees are listed on the ballot by the date of filing. Where two or more people filed on the same date, ballot positions were determined by lot. Ballot positions are listed next to the candidate’s name.)

Third Vice-President (1 to be elected; 3 candidates)

  • Nora Ann Devine 3
  • Shawn S. Kasserman 1 
  • Ava George Stewart 2

Board of Governors

Cook (2 to be elected; 3 candidates)

  • Julie A. Johnson* 1
  • Stephen M. Komie 2 
  • Arlette G. Porter 3  

Area 3 (Circuits 12, 13, 16, 21, and 23) (1 to be elected; 1 candidate)

  • Nicholas J. Feda* 1

Area 4 (Circuits 10, 14, and 15) (1 to be elected; 1 candidate)

  • Heather A. McPherson* 1

Under Age 37 - Outside of Cook County (1 to be elected; 1 candidate)

  • J. David Sanders 1

Under Age 37 - Cook County (1 to be elected; 2 candidates)

  • Jennifer A. Haase 2
  • Azar Alexander 1

Assembly

Cook County (21 to be elected; 23 candidates)

  • Michael Alkaraki 11
  • Patrice Ball-Reed* 9
  • Joel Chupack* 13
  • Chris Cohen 12
  • Sandra Crawford 18  
  • Umberto Davi* 19
  • Jessica Durkin 15
  • Sharon L. Eiseman 2 
  • Gail Tuler Friedman 7
  • Jesse Gonzalez 23
  • David P. Huber* 14
  • Stephen M. Komie* 3 
  • Lori G. Levin 6
  • Jeffrey G. Liss 4
  • Ashanti Madlock Henderson* 10 
  • Bruno Ronald Marasso* 16
  • Emily N. Masalski 17
  • Erica Chron Minchella* 22 
  • Megan Fahey Monty 20 
  • J. Damian Ortiz* 8
  • Alan Pearlman 5
  • Chloé G. Pedersen* 1 
  • Benjamin Sweeney 21

* Denotes Incumbent

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Rhys Saunders
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Member Comments (2)

It is good to have multiple candidates for third vice-president. All other positions have candidates. However, their are only a handful of contested positions after much consternation on the lack of interest and participation in Assembly meetings. Was there active recruitment to fill the slots this time? I still support reduction in size of the Assembly and Board of Governors as suggested by the Special Committee on Governance.  James T. Reilly 13th Circuit Assembly, Assembly Finance Committee

James--I share your concern re: a general lack of interest of our membership in seeking positions on the Assembly.  While it isn't a cosmic change, at least we have more candidates this time for Cook County than vacancies to fill: 23 people running for 21 positions.  With this slight improvement, at least there is no need for appointments to fill the open vacancies as we've had to do in many past years.  

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