The open Illinois Supreme Court 2nd District race could be one of the most expensive open seat Supreme Court races ever
Those who remember the 2000 Republican primary for the 2nd District between then-appointed Justice S. Louis Rathje, then DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Bonnie Wheaton and winner, former Chicago Bears place kicker Bob Thomas, know how brutal an open seat Supreme Court primary can be.
And with the later primary election plus a competitive race General Election in a new district and only 4 months to raise money and campaign and possible control of the Illinois Supreme Court at stake, 2000 will seem like a spring shower opposed to the storm of 2022 for the 2nd District.
With that backdrop, Kane County Circuit Judge John A. Noverini (D, Carpentersville) launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination.
The 62 year old Noverini was retained for a 3rd term as Circuit Judge last November. Currently, Noverini presides over the Probate Court.
Noverini has never lost an election:
- Elected Carpentersville village trustee in 1999
- Unseated two-term Kane County Board Member in 2002, and won reelection in 2006
- Unseated appointed circuit judge in 2008
According to a Sunday article in Center for Illinois Politics, Judge Noverini loaned himself $95K.
His website has launched and Noverini is running on:
Noverini has strong ties into the Hispanic community through his wife, Saray Rodriguez, a former Information Technology small business owner. In his bio, he highlights the need for more diversity on the bench, not only ethnicity, but legal experience.
Judge Noverini’s website with complete bio can be viewed here.