Appellate Court Justice Mary Schostok Fund Raiser in Crystal Lake January 14th

Appointed Appeallate Court Justice and candidate for election to that position Mary Schostok stands behind a table of her literature, while appointed Appellate Court Justice and candidate for a different vacancy Ann Jorgensen looks at the camera in the foreground. McHenry County Board candidate Nick Provenzano stands between the two.

Friday night I picked up my literature at Liberty Outdoor and found two 2nd Appellate Court judicial candidates at the second table. Mary Schostok from Lake County and Ann Jorgensen from DuPage, were handing out literature and talking to the very relatively few precinct committeeman who came out in the cold.

Not only was candidate Schostok in Crystal Lake Friday, but she is having a fund raiser Thursday after work at Crystal Lake’s D’Andrea Banquets (southeast corner of Route 14 and 31).  Jorgensen will also be present as “a special guest.”

And, Schostok started off my week with a page four-color campaign piece in my mail box.

Having a life story helps a candidate identify with voters. Schosotok’s is summarized on the front page of her mailing:

From Immigrant
Daughter to the
Illinois Appellate Court

How much better does it get than that?

Page two puts the story in pictures. Click to enlarge the page.

A resume appears on the third page. Schostok tells how she was selected by the Illinois Supreme Court “out of several hundred potential candidates” for appointment to fill a vacancy on the appellate court. Previously, she served as a circuit court judge and a Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney. Four awards are highlighted, including

  • Fred Foreman Award for fighting child sexual/physical abuse
  • Outstanding Service Award, Arson Investigation Association
  • President’s Award for Excellence, Lake County Bar Association
  • Benedict J. Ori Award for distinguished service to the legal community

The address side is mainly aimed at informing people about voting early and absentee. It’s well done, so you see it above.

There are also examples of her leadership in the community, including being on the board of Carmel Catholic High School.

The Thursday “Countdown to Election Day Reception “ fund raiser will be sponsored by “McHenry County Lawyers for Justice Schostok” on January 14th.

Special guest for the $30 event will be Justice Ann Jorgensen. Tickets cost $30 for everybody but Republican Precinct Committeemen, who may attend as guests .

RSVP’s to Renee, 847-989-3801, are appreciated for the 5:30 to 7:30 event.

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You may remember that both Schostok and Jorgensen, joined with McHenry County’s Sue Hutchinson in upholding Judge Michael Caldwell’s decision prohibiting Grafton Township from building a new township hall without a referendum.

The two justices also attended the Nunda Township Republican Picnic this summer.


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