Supporters of lesbian Judge Mary S. Trew hosted a campaign fundraiser March 4 at Tsamis Law Firm in Andersonville.
After two unsuccessfulbut closejudicial campaigns, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Trew to the Epstein vacancy in the 9th Judicial Subcircuit in November 2010.
"I'd get close. I had good bar ratings. You get close enough, you feel like you can taste it," said Trew.
Once appointed, Trew was assigned to parentage court because of her background in family law, hearing mainly custody, visitation and child support cases.
"The court is high-volume. There's lots of problems, lots families in crisis, lots of domestic violence," said Trew.
Trew also performs civil unions, and led a mass civil-union ceremony organized by the Civil Rights Agenda in June 2011 in Millennium Park.
She is currently running to retain her seat in the Democratic primary March 20.
"I hope people consider my candidacy. My whole career, the reason I do what I do, is to serve the public," said Trew.
For more on Trew, visit www.votetrew.com .