Letter: Judge candidate Kostelny a poor choice
Candidate for judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit, Marmarie Kostelny has little to offer the taxpayers of Kane County.
As an appointed associate judge, she has had simple decisions in family court appealed and reversed, costing taxpayers and wasting resources. In her current role as a judge in drug court, she seizes every opportunity for a photo-op with B-grade TV celebrities, using her position for blatant self-promotion.
And while she emphasizes her drug court success stories, her opponent, D. J. Tegeler, helped write the drug court rules and regulations, so Associate Judge Kostelny owes all of her success to her opponent. And the fact that her supporters and contributors are primarily the same attorneys who would appear before her in court reeks of cronyism.
An elected circuit judge needs a background in budgets, staffing, management and leadership, not a resume short on accomplishments and transparency. D.J. Tegeler is an accomplished businessman, attorney and elected county officeholder. Most importantly, he lives in the 3rd Subcircuit and is neighbors with those who would rely on his expertise.
Vote for Mr. Tegeler instead of a political appointee without the experience, qualifications, temperament or results demanded by taxpayers.
Thomas E. Doyle