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Judge Jessica Submits Four Times Required Number of Petition Signatures

Signatures Collected from Every Corner of the County by Union Members, Community Organizers, and More

SPRINGFIELD – On March 7, Judge Jessica Colón-Sayre submitted well over 1,200 signatures to the Illinois State Board of Elections to support her candidacy for Resident Circuit Court Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, roughly four times more than the 334 required for her name to be placed on the June 28, 2022 primary election ballot.

“I’ve been humbled beyond measure by the groundswell of support from old friends and new friends alike as I’ve embarked on my first ever petition drive,” said Judge Jessica. “The petitions I submitted today represent the tireless work of volunteers from all walks of life and every corner of Will County.”

An appointed associate judge for more than seven years, Judge Jessica is running for a new elected countywide position.

More than 40 circulators submitted petition sheets, including members of several labor unions, community organizers, members of law enforcement, bailiffs, lawyers, grassroots political organizations, elected officials, and more. Judge Jessica collected more than 250 signatures personally.

Petition signatures were collected from every part of Will County, from Joliet and Aurora to New Lenox and Homer Glen to Crete and University Park.

Many of the circulators who collected petition signatures for Judge Jessica had never collected petition signatures for a candidate before.

If elected, Judge Jessica will become the first female Hispanic Circuit Court Judge in Will County history. She is running to replace Judge Michael Powers, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

A campaign committee, called “Judge Jessica Colón-Sayre for Will County,” has been set up to support her candidacy. The committee is chaired by Laurie Summers, the Will County Coroner. Its treasurer is Kevin “Duffy” Blackburn, the Will County Auditor.


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