Judge Larry Axelrood Endorsed by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Fraternal Order of Police

Chicago, IL, March 10, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police and Personal PAC announced their endorsement of Judge Larry Axelrood in his bid to become judge in Cook County’s 9th Judicial Subcircuit. This group joins Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein, and the majority of Evanston Alderman in their vote of support for Judge Axelrood.

In his endorsement of Judge Axelrood, Commissioner Larry Suffredin stated, “I know the kind of people we need in the courtroom to administer justice and to treat people fairly. Larry is the best. We need him on the circuit court of Cook County.”

Judge Axelrood has received the highest bar association ratings in the race for Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Subcircuit and is the only candidate running who has been found “Highly Qualified” by the Chicago Bar Association. The Chicago Council of Lawyers declared Judge Axelrood “Well Qualified” noting that he “is considered to be a very good jurist, with a good grasp of the law and an even demeanor. He is considered to be hard-working and is adept at handling the requirements of presiding over two specialty court calls, Veterans Court and Mental Health Court, in addition to hearing felony criminal matters in the Criminal Division. He communicates well with defendants and is praised for his courtroom management."

Since 2005, Judge Axelrood has served as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and is currently assigned to the Second Municipal District working at the Skokie Courthouse hearing jury trials, bench trials, contested motions and bond hearings in felony and misdemeanor cases. In addition to his trial duties, Judge Axelrood presides over two specialty court calls – veterans court and a mental health court call. Judge Axelrood’s veterans court is now the second largest in the state of Illinois.

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