A petition arrived today from former DuPage County State’s Attorney Joe Birkett announcing his candidacy for the 2nd Illinois Appellate Court.
Birkett, who had run statewide at least twice, promises to uphold “the American ideal that
‘We are a nation of laws, not of men.’
I wonder if Birkett was a member of the Jaycees as I was as a young man.
That was my favorite line in the Jaycee Creed.
There is little doubt in my mind that Birkett will win election to the seat to which he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court last year.
Birkett was last mentioned in McHenry County Blog for his part in upholding Judge Thomas Meyer’s ruling of an arbitrator’s ruling that former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s rehiring should occur.