Monday, August 13, 2007

State's Atty Devine will not seek re-election

News from Crain's on August 10th. While people are watching the Presidential Race this will be worth watching as far as local races go...
State’s Attorney Richard Devine, 64, will not seek election next year for a fourth term, according to a statement from his office.

“After three terms it is time to move on,” Mr. Devine said in the statement. “My plans are to continue to run this office with its proud tradition and great people in professional manner.”

A number of candidates are expected to vie for the post Mr. Devine is vacating.

Mr. Devine was first elected as state’s attorney in November 1996. He’s coasted to re-election in the two subsequent races.

He prosecuted the recent case against Juan Luna, who this week was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Brown’s Chicken murders in 1993 in Palatine.

Mr. Devine has argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and twice appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to his biography.
I know I'm late but I have an interest in watching the intrigue surrounding this race. Let's see who might be able to replace him this year.

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