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Mary Jane Theis

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Mary Jane Theis
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $
Active:   2010-2022
Preceded by:   Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Past position:   Judge, Illinois First District Appellate Court
Past term:   1994-2010
Past position 2:   Judge, Illinois Cook Judicial Circuit Court
Past term 2:   1983-1993
Personal History
Born:   February 27, 1949
Home state:   Illinois
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Loyola University, 1971
Law School:   University of San Francisco School of Law, 1973
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  Illinois
Confirmation:   Vacancy of Thomas Fitzgerald
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  March 20, 2012
Primary vote:  48%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  74.7%ApprovedA

Mary Jane Theis is a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court. She was appointed to the court to for a two-year term, effective October 26, 2010. She was re-elected in 2012 for a ten-year term that expires in 2022.[1][2][3]


Theis graduated from Loyola University in 1971 with a B.A. degree. She then received her J.D. degree from the University of San Franscisco School of Law in 1973. She is currently married and has two children.[2]




Theis ran for re-election to the seat vacated by Thomas R. Fitzgerald.[5] Theis won the Democratic primary with 48% of the vote. She then defeated Republican James G. Riley in the November 6, 2012 general election with 74.7% of the vote.[6][3]

See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2012

Campaign ads

In 2012, Mary Jane Theis spent $1,198,590 on primary TV ads.[7]

Mary Jane Theis's 2012 campaign ad

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