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Republicans win two 3rd Subcircuit judgeships

Thomas Schippers

Thomas Schippers

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3rd Subcircuit

Parts of Libertyville, Fremont, Vernon and Ela townships

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Updated: December 8, 2012 6:37AM

Lake County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Shanes beat judicial candidate Jeffrey Braiman for Judgeship A in the Third Subcircuit.

According to preliminary unofficial voting results Tuesday night, Republican Shanes received about 53 percent of the votes.

Shanes was appointed circuit judge in 2010. He served as an associate judge from 2007 to 2010 and was a Lake County assistant state’s attorney from 1995 to 2007. He is currently assigned to the felony trial division.

Democrat Braiman is Buffalo Grove village president. He had said he was prepared to step aside as president if he won the judgeship.

Associate Judge Thomas Schippers beat Democratic candidate Associate Judge Nancy Waites of Mundelein for circuit Judgeship B in the Third Subcircuit.

Schippers got about 51 percent of the votes, according to preliminary voting results.

Schippers was appointed associate judge in 2007. He currently presides over DUI and misdemeanor offenses. He has worked for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and was in private practice.

Waites will continue to serve as an associate judge. She was appointed in 2005.

“I am very pleased that Judge Schippers and I ran a very honest and dignified campaign ... I certainly congratulate and wish him the best,” Waites said.

Circuit Judge John Phillips was retained by voters. voted for retention. Phillips was elected circuit judge in 2006. To hold another term as a circuit judge, Phillips had to get 60 percent of the vote to serve another term. He received nearly 80 percent.

Preliminary voting results did not include provisional or late arriving ballots, according to the county clerk’s office.

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