It was not business-as-usual in the Cook County judicial primaries last week. Candidates with blemishes on their record were disfavored by voters. Judges already serving by appointment, or candidates who came out of the prosecutors’ office, found those perceived advantages did not sway voters. And Latinos seemed to gain strength at the expense of the traditional dominance of Irish names.
In the 6th subcircuit, which covers mostly Chicago’s Northwest Side, eight candidates are vying for three judicial seats. Once elected, there is no difference in responsibility of the countywide judges and subcircuit judges. All voters will have the chance to vote for all countywide candidates, but voters only vote for subcircuit candidates in their own area. Chevere vacancy
Name: Kent A. Delgado (D)
Running for: 6th subcircuit: Chevere vacancy
Bio: Delgado was appointed to a judicial vacancy in January 2017, hearing cases in the probate division. Delgado, who has been a licensed attorney in Illinois since 1996, spent 10 years as a Cook County prosecutor.