The Bar Association solicits opinions from lawyers on judicial candidates.
The results have been released and McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan received the second lowest rating of any judge on the ballot outside of Cook County.
Only Katherine Ruocco of the 20th Judicial District ranked lower at 9.68, district dominated by St. Clair County across the Mississippi from St. Louis.
McClellan is considered the favorite in the four-person race for two reasons:
- She is the only woman.
- She \has the highest name identification.
Both male incumbent judges got the highest marks–Robert Wilbrandt in the countywide race and Joel Berg in the contest covering Western McHenry County.
The results of the McHenry County part of the poll follows: