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John Ehrlich Kicks Off Campaign for Judge
2003-09-24

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Calling himself 'a lawyer at heart, not a politician,' John H. Ehrlich announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Cook County Circuit Court Judge in the 8th Subcircuit.

'I believe deeply in our legal process and in the need to ensure that fairness, accountability and a respect for diversity are at its core in Cook County,' Ehrlich said. 'I've spent my adult life trying to improve our judicial system and make it work for everyone. I've worked hard to represent the interests of Chicago taxpayers in the City's Law Department and supervised dozens of public attorneys involved in complicated legal matters, but I want to make a greater contribution to our community. I think I can make a real difference on the bench.'

'Serving as a judge is one of the most important and hardest jobs in government today,' said Susana Darwin, Chair of Ehrlich's Campaign Committee. 'I can't think of anyone who is better suited to this role than John Ehrlich. John has the strong professional background and dedication to public service we need on the bench. He will bring the highest level of integrity to the position along with great respect from his peers. And, most importantly, John Ehrlich will bring a keen sense of fairness and respect to the Circuit Court for all our citizens.'

Ehrlich is Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel for Chicago, serving as a leader in the Torts Division. He oversees a docket of high-profile cases and protects the interests of Chicago's taxpayers in the courtroom. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University Law School. Ehrlich served on the Board of Directors of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and on the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening. He is also a member of the Chicago Council of Lawyers and served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Living Remembrance Project.

Ehrlich and his partner, Dr. Ulf Henricsson, are long-time residents of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Campaign Chair Darwin also announced that attorneys John Kelly and Jim Dunn had agreed to serve as Finance Co-Chairs for the Committee to Elect John H. Ehrlich.


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