The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and we are being asked to elect a new Resident Judge for Kane County.
This is not always an easy task, as we generally know much less about a judicial candidate then we do about a candidate for a state legislative position. So we stand in the voting booth trying to decide which judge would be the best, or we simply do not vote for the judicial candidates
However, this time there is a candidate that is well known in the Elgin community, John Dalton. John has been a resident of Elgin for the past 13 years, and in that time, he has made a real impact on the community, whether it is as a lawyer, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a business owner, an attorney or as a volunteer.
I have known John for 10 years and am still amazed by his kindness and generosity. There is no task too large or small that he will not undertake if asked. He has worked with the Elginâ€™s Heritage Commission, founded and worked with Elginâ€™s Speak Out Against Prejudice and was a board member of the YMCA. In addition to these public positions, John has been very active in the northeast neighborhood where he lives.
John has been an attorney for 23 years. He has worked for large law firms, major corporations, as a local attorney and as an arbitrator. John is by far the most qualified candidate I have seen for judge in a long, long time.
So when you stand in the voting booth on Feb. 2, please remember to vote, and look at the candidates for judge. Rest assured, voting for John Dalton will ensure that a fully qualified person will become a judge.