Lawyers participating in the Illinois State Bar Association’s poll of those running for election this year ending up making the following judgments:
Running for the countywide vacancy, appointed Judge David Gervais gained the highest rating for integrity–95.8%–of any of the candidates. Lowest was Mary McClellan at 25.24%.
Under the “meets requirements of the office” category, appointed Judge Justin Hansen ranked highest at 94.25%. Lowest was McClellan at 16.04%.
Hansen also ranked highest at 96.55% for “impartiality.” Lowest was McClellan at 28.12%.
Likewise, he topped the others regarding “legal ability,” gaining 93.06% approval. Lowest was Mary McClellan at 21.7%
On the question of “temperament” Hansen also was on top with a 97.13% approval rating. Lowest was McClellan at 41.24%
“Court management” was another category. Hansen led with 95.5%. Former County Clerk McClellan was in last place at 33.7%.
All the candidates were also judged on health.
The only ones below 90% were Donald Brewer and Mary McClellan.
“Sensitivity” was another characteristic polled. Highest was Hansen at 98.26%. Lowest was McClellan at 49.44%.