COUNTYâ€”Associate Judge Kevin T. Busch, recently announced his candidacy to fill a vacancy in the 16th Judicial Circuit. He will be running in the February 2010 primary election and is seeking the Republican nomination for Judge of the Circuit Court. It is a circuit-wide seat. The 16th Judicial Circuit encompasses all of: Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge R. Peter Grometer.
Busch was appointed to the position of associate judge in 2008. He was in private practice for the sixteen years preceding his appointment. He started his legal career working for the Kane County Stateâ€™s Attorney in May, 1984, and served as an assistant stateâ€™s attorney until October 1992. After being named â€œprosecutor of the yearâ€ in 1989, Busch was appointed Chief of the Criminal Division in January, 1990.
His combined twenty-four years of extensive legal experience has given Busch a balanced perspective as a judge. As a result of his professionalism, Busch received a rating of â€œhighly recommended â€œ for the associate judge position, by the Kane County Bar Association.
Busch is currently the presiding judge in DUI Court. He has also heard cases in Elgin Branch Court and Small Claims Court. He is certified to hear Felony and Capital cases.
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University and The John Marshall Law School- Chicago, Judge Busch is also a current member of the Illinois Judges Association and the Kane County Bar Association.
Busch has held one elective office as, Republican precinct committeeman in Batavia Township.
Prior to his appointment as a judge, Busch had been an active volunteer in his profession for the Kane County Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers.
As a member of the community, he also volunteered for many organizations. Most notably: Grace McWayne School, PTO past treasurer; Aunt Marthaâ€™s Youth Services Board member and currently serves as Chair of the Finance Committee at Holy Cross Church in Batavia, Illinois.
Busch has been married to his wife, Mariann, for nearly twenty-two years. They live in Kane County and have two teenage children.