James L. Kaplan

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James L. Kaplan
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Cook Judicial Circuit Court Subcircuits
Title:   Judicial candidate
Active:   2010-2012
Preceded by:   Melvin J. Cole
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona
Law School:   Chicago-Kent Law School
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  8th Subcircuit
State:  Illinois
Confirmation:   Vacancy of Melvin Cole
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  March 20, 2012
Primary vote:  19.41%DefeatedD
Election vote:  DefeatedD
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Cook County 12th Subcircuit
Position:  Jordan vacancy
State:  Illinois
Election information 2014:
Party:   Democratic
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  03/18/2014
Primary vote:  38.3%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/04/2014

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James L. Kaplan was a judge on the Cook County 8th Subcircuit in Illinois.[1] He was appointed to the court in December 2010 for a temporary term that expired in 2012. He lost a bid for re-election in the March 20, 2012 primary and left the bench in December 2012.[2] He is running for election to the Cook County 12th Subcircuit in 2014.[3][4]



See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2014
Kaplan is running for election to the Cook County 12th Subcircuit.
Primary: He won the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014, receiving 38.3% of the vote. He competed against James Edward Hanlon, Jr., Ralph Eugene Meczyk and Samuel Bae.
General: He will face James Paul Pieczonka in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3][5]


Kaplan ran for election to a full term on the Cook County 8th Subcircuit in 2012 to fill the seat vacated by Melvin J. Cole. He was defeated by John H. Ehrlich in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Kaplan received 19.41% of the vote in the six-way race.[6][7]

See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2012


Kaplan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent Law School.[2]

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