The Cook Judicial Circuit includes all of Cook County, Illinois and is the largest judicial district in the state. In 1989, State Representative Anthony L. Young of the 10th District championed legislation in response to criticisms that countywide elections resulted in an insufficient number of women and minorities on the bench. In 1992, Illinois enacted legislation establishing subcircuits in Cook County, with the aim of increasing representation. Representative Young became the first African American to win a seat in the 7th judicial subcircuit.
Below is the map for the 7th judicial subcircuit and, as you can see, a huge swath of the subcircuit is located on the Westside of Chicago and consist mostly of low to middle income African American families. Thus, I believe it is fair to say that the intent behind the creation of the subcircuit was to encourage African American representation. Having served as the State Representative of the 10th District, and as a resident of the Westside of Chicago with deep ties to western suburban communities, I am honored to walk in the footsteps of Judge Young, Retired. I respectfully ask for your support and, on March 17, 2020, your vote.
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