|We all see the impact of recent SCOTUS decisions on our lives and on the lives of people we love.|
Here in Illinois, it is easy for us to feel complacent, to feel that our rights are protected by Illinois law. But here’s the thing, the rights we rely on can actually be taken away with the stroke of a pen.
Seldom in our history has the Judicial System been more important. Judges matter! In DuPage County, we have the opportunity to elect four highly qualified women to the bench – four women who will ensure that our communities are safe. Four women who will apply the law equally to all of us. Four women who will serve the public with integrity and fairness.
Please review the information below on our four Democratic Judicial Candidates. Do your research and then, on or before November 8th, be sure to vote the judicial races on the back of your ballot!!!!
Justice Mary Kay O’Brien–
Justice Mary Kay O’Brien is a highly qualified judge with deep roots in the community and a long history of public service. She has served on the Illinois Appellate Court for 18 years and heard more than 4500 cases. Prior to becoming a Judge, Mary Kay served in the Illinois State Legislature, working tirelessly to strengthen protections for victims of violent crime and tirelessly advocating for working families. On the Illinois Supreme Court, Mary Kay will be a strong defender of our individual Constitutional rights.
Mary Kay was raised on the family farm in Reddick, IL. She currently resides in Essex with her husband Todd and their three sons.
To learn more about Justice Mark Kay O’Brien, please visit her website at obrienforsupremecourt.com
Sonni Choi Williams–
Sonni Choi Williams is the Democratic candidate for Judge of the Appellate Court, 3rd District which covers DuPage, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois, Grundy, LaSalle, and Bureau. Sonni has over 23 years of broad legal experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts including before the Illinois Supreme Court. Sonni has been a champion for improving equal access to justice and a tireless supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an immigrant who overcame the obstacles of poverty, Sonni offers a unique perspective that will move the 3rd District Appellate Court forward.
Sonni resides in Lockport with her husband. Together, they have raised two adult children.
For details of her qualifications and endorsements, visit vote4sonni.com and vote for Sonni Choi Williams on November 8th!
Mia McPherson has over 23 years of legal experience serving the interests of her clients in the civil and criminal courtrooms of DuPage County. She has built valuable professional relationships with colleagues, adversaries, courthouse personnel, and members of law enforcement that together with her passion for justice, well-prepared her to serve on the judiciary. She has the essential knowledge and background in a wide variety of legal matters, having served as a prosecutor, a public defender, and a family law advocate. Mia will be a champion for public safety and the protection of individual rights.
Mia resides in Elmhurst with her husband Pete and their two college-aged sons.
To learn more about Mia McPherson, please visit her website at mia4judge.com.
Jill Otte has been a public servant and litigator her entire 28-year legal career, both as a criminal prosecutor and a civil defense attorney. She has worked at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for 22 years, currently serving as the Chief of the Workers’ Compensation Bureau in Chicago. Jill has tried hundreds of cases in Kane County criminal courtrooms (Traffic/Misdemeanor, DUI, Mental Health, Felony, and Felony Drug) and civil courtrooms throughout Illinois (DuPage, Kane, Cook, Ottawa, Kankakee, Winnebago, the Illinois Court of Claims, and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission).
Jill resides in West Chicago with her husband Brian and their two college-age children.
To learn more about Jill and how you can become involved in her campaign please check out my website: https://www.jill4judge.com/