A campaign website has been found for 2nd Subcircuit a well-connected judicial candidate Nyshana K. Sumner who in 2014 lost her judicial election but currently running again for a judge.
According to her website, Sumner, an Assistant State’s attorney, is the daughter of retired Judge Thomas R. Sumner, who was serving as a judge between 1988-2008 even though he twice lost his judicial elections in 1992& 1994
But he found his way to the bench though appointment as an Associate Judge on June 2, 1995. Thomas R. Sumner, GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER
His well-connected daughter has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2004.
Until at least August 2017 was Thomas R. Sumner a President at Cook County Bar Association 19 S. LaSalle Street Suite 702, Chicago, Illinois, United States (312) 630-1157.
Where his daughter Nyshana is a member of Executive Committee; Continuing Legal Education; Education and Information committee. In other words, well connected.
Cook County Bar Association Lawyer Urie R. Clark is responsible for Judicial Evaluations.
Thomas R. Sumner was also a Program Coordinator – Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and affiliated with:
Member of the Board of Managers – The Chicago Bar Association
Volunteer Instructor and Judge – John Marshall
Treasurer – Illinois Judicial Council Foundation
Or Member – Illinois State Bar Association
Or Member – American Bar Association
Or Member – National Bar Association
Or Member – National Association of Securities Professionals
Or Member – Illinois Judges Association
Or Member – Illinois Judicial Council Foundation
Or Member – American Trial Lawyers Association