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Ferrante Campaign Kickoff Event
For Immediate Release
by Campaign Treasurer, Steve Jambois:

    I am hosting a campaign kickoff event for Mark V. Ferrante's Judicial Campaign.  Event details:

Date/Time:     Wednesday, January 25, 2012:
                           5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location:     Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
                       60 West Randolph Street - 4th Floor
                        Chicago, Illinois   60601

Your presence is valued and any level of your campaign contribution will be greatly appreciated.

Please RSVP to: 
However, last minute attendees are always welcome.

If you cannot attend and would like to make a campaign contribution, please send your check payable to:  "Citizens to Elect Mark V. Ferrante" and mail it to:

Steven K. Jambois
Citizens to Elect Mark V. Ferrante
60 West Randolph Street - 4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois   60601

Questions:  call Noelle at 312-782-2525                      

January 18, 2012

     This Wednesday I received a "HIGHLY QUALIFIED" rating by the judicial evaluation committee of the Chicago Bar Association. This is the committee's highest rating.

I am thankful to the CBA committee members for all of their hard work and I am grateful and humbled by the committee's high rating.

About the Judicial Evaluation Process:

All candidates must submit to 2 separate, but both rigorous evaluation processes conducted by the Chicago Bar Association and separately by the Alliance of Bar Associations (which consists of 11 civic and ethnic bar associations, administered by the Illinois State Bar Association). Prior to rating each judicial candidate, each of these Judicial Evaluation committees conducts a very thorough investigation by interviewing every current and past employer of the candidate, the candidate's opposing counsel and several judges who the candidate has appeared before, as well as all of the candidate's listed references. After the investigation, each candidates must appear for personal interviews before each of the separate judicial evaluation committees. After the interview, the committee considers the candidate's application information, the committee investigators' reports and the candidates answers and demeanor during the interview and then the committee members vote as to what rating the committee will give to each candidate.

For more information about the judicial evaluation processes:

Illinois State Bar Association (Alliance of Bar Associations)

Chicago Bar Association

Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

(from legal blogg:  For What It's Worth):

Two More Candidates Survive Challenges in 6th Subcircuit

According to information recently posted on the website of the Cook County Clerk, two more candidates in the crowded 6th Subcircuit field have survived electoral challenges. Pending possible appeals, recent actions by the Cook County Electoral Board have cleared both Mark V. Ferrante and Kent A. Delgado to appear on the March 20 primary ballot.
November 28, 2011

This morning, I filed my judicial nominating petitions at the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield, Illinois to be certified to be on the ballot for the March 20, 2012 Primary Election.

Thanks to all neighbors/voters who signed my nominating petitions,


November 28, 2011

This  morning, I will personally be filing my judicial nominating petitions at the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield, Illinois.  Totally tally of registered voter signatures on my nominating petitions is:  2,222.  Thank you to all of my friends for your support and thanks to the supportive voters who are my neighbors in the 6th Judicial Subcircuit.  Looking forward to the March 20, 2012 Primary Election.



November 26, 2011

     As of today's date, I have obtained 2,221 signatures of registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the 6th Judicial Subcircuit.  I personally obtained approximately 2,100 of the signatures and met the voters who signed on my behalf.  I would like to thank all of the voters who took the time to stop, to verify their address on the Subcircuit map and to allow me to describe my qualifications to become a judge.  Since I personally obtained the majority of my nominating petition signatures, I am confident that we will withstand any challenges by all opponents.  Again, I appreciate all of you who signed my nominating petitions.  Now it is off to Springfield to the State Board of Elections to wait in line, hours before sunrise, to file my nominating petitions, on Monday, November 28th.


Candidate of Judge of the Circuit Court
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November 14, 2011

Mark V. Ferrante to join field in 6th Subcircuit

Loop personal injury attorney Mark V. Ferrante has announced that he plans to file for the Delgado vacancy in Cook County's 6th Judicial Subcircuit.

In an email to this blog, Ferrante advises that he is busy gathering signatures on his nomination petitions and has no campaign website yet (his office website can be accessed by clicking here). Ferrante writes that he has "significantly more legal experience" than either of the other two declared 6th Subcircuit candidates, Assistant Public Defender Beatriz Santiago or Assistant State's Attorney Gregory Emmett Ahern, Jr.

A lawyer since 1983, Ferrante has been a sole practitioner since 1991. Before that, Ferrante worked for the City of Chicago as an Assistant Corporation Counsel (1983-1987) and for a number of firms, including Corboy & Demetrio (1987-1988, as a contract attorney). Ferrante received an Award for Public Service in Pro Bono and and Public Interest Service in 2005 from the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Ferrante advises that he has been rated qualified or recommended by every bar association as part of the ongoing screening process for Associate Judge (he's an applicant). He provided a copy of a summary of his ratings from the Alliance Bar Associations showing a "Well Qualified" rating from the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a "Highly Recommended" rating from the Decalogue Society, and "Highly Qualified" ratings from both the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois.