Opinion

Letter: Honest, fair and trustworthy

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To the Editor:

In the upcoming election, the stakes have never been higher. That’s why we need Democratic Judge Elizabeth (Liz) Rochford on the Illinois Supreme Court.

Judge Rochford has earned the respect of her colleagues. She is the only Democrat who comes “highly recommended” and “highly qualified” for the office of Illinois Supreme Court by both the Illinois State Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association. (Surprisingly, Nancy Rotering was “not recommended” by both bar associations). Judge Rochford has also received the highest judicial ratings based on her experience as a judge, brilliant legal skills and excellent temperament on the bench.

Personally, Judge Rochford is willing to stand up for those who have been treated inequitably. Secretary of State Jesse White, a longtime advocate for the most vulnerable, described Judge Rochford as a “a brilliant judge – and more importantly – a person who is highly decorated for her work promoting diversity and equality.” Judge Rochford is honest, fair and trustworthy – just the kind of person we want on the Illinois Supreme Court.

I invite you to judge for yourself and vote for our friend and trusted advocate, Judge Elizabeth Rochford to the Illinois Supreme Court on June 28. If you would like to learn more about her, you can visit her website at judgerochfordforsupremecourt.com.

Honorable Susan Garrett

Former Illinois state senator

Lake Forest