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John B. Simon

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John B. Simon
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Current Court Information:
Illinois First District Appellate Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $199,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Illinois Supreme Court
Active:   2012-2014
Preceded by:   Michael J. Murphy
Past post:   Partner, Jenner & Block
Past term:   1986-2012
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   University of Wisconsin at Madison
Law School:   DePaul University College of Law
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Illinois First District Appellate Court
Position:  Steele vacancy
State:  Illinois
Election information 2014:
Party:   Democratic
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  03/18/2014
Primary vote:  54.2%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/04/2014

John B. Simon is a judge on the Illinois First District Appellate Court. He was appointed to this position by the Supreme Court on Oct. 11, 2012 to replace the late Michael J. Murphy. He was sworn in on Nov. 16, 2012. His current term expires on December 1, 2014.[1][2] He is running for election to the Illinois First District Appellate Court, Steele vacancy, in 2014. [3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2014
Simon is running for election to the Illinois First District Appellate Court.
Primary: He was successful in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014, receiving 54.2% of the vote. He competed against Sharon Oden-Johnson.
General: He will be unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3][5][6]
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Evaluations

The Illinois State Bar Association rated Simon as Highly Qualified for election in 2014.[7]

Education

Simon received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. degree from the DePaul University College of Law.[1]

Career

Simon was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1967. He began his career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. In that position, he became Chief of the Civil Division. Seven years later, he joined a private law firm and began practicing corporate transactional and governmental law. In 1986, he became a partner of Jenner & Block in Chicago. He worked in that position until his judicial appointment in 2012.[1]

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