Mail Fail for Donna Kelly

McHenry County attorney Donna Kathryn Kelly ran for a 2nd Appellate Court judgeship.

I didn’t see any literature at the Republican Central Committee distribution day or I would have passed it out in my precinct, as I did for all the candidates who supplied it.

Two days after the election, I received the card in the mail with a first class stamp on it.

The Palatine postmark was January 29th.

So, how did first class mail take just one day short of a week to get delivered?

If I were Donna Kelly, that is what I would put in my letter to the regional Postal Inspector.

Or, maybe the Diane Kelly of Crystal Lake should send the letter. The post card I received had her return address sticker on it.

Such poor delivery is simply outrageous.

Kelly’s electoral performance puts her in a good position to run for judge in McHenry County,

Almost final McHenry County election returns for the February 2, 2010, primary election in which Donna Kelly polled more local votes than 2nd Appellate District winner Mary Schostok.

It seems appropriate to list the qualifications that she had on the palm card:

  • An experienced appellate attorney
  • 7 years as an assistant appellate defender for the Office of the State Appellate Defender, Third District
  • Authored dozens of appellate court briefs
  • Won numerous cases in the Appellate Court
  • Argued and won 2 cases before the Illinois Supreme CourthouseFormer assistant public defender, Kane County
  • 15 years experience in the criminal justice system
  • Member of the Capital Litigation Bar
  • Qualified to prosecute & defend death penalty cases
  • 4 years as assistant state’s attorney in McHenry County
  • Headed Gang Prosecution Unit
  • Author of crime novel “Cop Eyes”
  • Graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law 1994
  • Graduated from Marian Central Catholic High School, 1986


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