From the campaign of appointed McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Justin Hansen:
Judge Justin Hansen Rated “Recommended” in ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll
Received 5th Highest Score of Any McHenry County Judicial Candidate Since 2016
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – The results from the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Advisory Poll in the 22nd Judicial Circuit are out, and Judge Justin Hansen has received an overwhelming recommendation for a full term as Circuit Court Judge.
Judge Hansen was recommended by 94.25% of those participating, significantly above the threshold of 65% required to receive a “Recommended” rating.
In fact, Hansen’s rating of 94.25% is the 5th highest ISBA Judicial Advisory Poll rating achieved by any sitting judge or judicial candidate in McHenry County since 2016, higher than 77 other ratings. , , , , , 
Hansen received especially high marks for integrity, impartiality, and temperament.
- According to 97.69% of respondents, Hansen would “Adhere to the high standards of integrity and ethical conduct required of the office.”
- 96.55% of respondents agreed that Hansen would “Act and rule impartially and free of any predisposition or improper influence.”
- 97.13% of respondents believe that Hansen would “Exercise appropriate temperament with courtesy, consideration, firmness, fairness, patience and dignity.”
- Finally, when asked about Hansen’s “sensitivity to diversity and bias,” he rated at an extraordinarily high 96.26%.
Judge Hansen was unanimously appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the vacancy of Judge Michael Sullivan in February 2019. Judge Hansen has presided over cases in the Family and Civil Divisions.
Quote from Judge Justin Hansen
“I am honored and humbled to have the recommendation of my peers, especially to see that they recognize how important it is to me that I serve with integrity. Voters should know that my pledge is to never allow politics in my courtroom because integrity always comes first. It has been a privilege to serve my community as judge and I look forward to the honor of being elected to a full term.”
About Judge Hansen: Judge Justin Hansen is a dedicated community servant from unincorporated Crystal Lake who serves with integrity as McHenry County Circuit Court Judge. Prior to his service as a judge, Judge Hansen was an accomplished prosecutor and experienced attorney with over a decade of experience in the law. He has served the community through Habitat for Humanity, InterVarsity, and the Task Force on Family Violence. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Senior Care Volunteer Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County. A graduate of Augustana College, he earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University.