Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Mike Nerheim narrowly defeated Democrat Chris Kennedy in the race for Lake County State's Attorney.
Republican Mike Nerheim defeated Democrat Chris Kennedy in the narrow race for Lake County State's Attorney by a margin of 51.03% to 48.97%. With 415 out of 415 precincts reported, including absentee and early voting ballots, Nerheim won. Nerheim watched the results come in while surrounded by family, friends and supporters in Gurnee. "This was tough, it was the hardest thing I've ever done," Nerheim said of the campaign. On election day, Nerheim drove a borrowed 1953 fire truck across Lake County. "I wanted to keep talking to people," he said. "This position is so important. It is one position where you can actually make a difference in people's lives." Charles August of Wauconda was an enthusiastic Nerheim supporter. "Mike deserves to …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Are you voting for Mike Nerheim, Chris Kennedy or someone else all together?
Every week day from now until the election, we'll be featuring a political poll on the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch. Today's is on the State's Attorney race. You can read more about the candidates here. (Please note: this is in no means a scientific poll and does not indicate a win or loss for either side- it's strictly for entertainment.)
Monday, October 22, 2012
State's Attorney candidates Chris Kennedy and Mike Nerheim participated in Sunday's League of Women Voters Lake County Administrative Offices Debate.
The Lake County State's Attorney office has been attracting national media attention since 2011, when a scandal involving multiple counts of wrongful convictions came out. Democratic candidate Chris Kennedy and Republican Mike Nerheim discussed their visions for restoring the integrity of the office at the League of Women Voter's Lake County Administrative Offices Debate on Sunday afternoon. Holiis Burgess moderated the debate, with the audience submitting the questions anonymously. The questions began with one asking the candidates about how they would ensure that the office becomes more transparent, without sacrificing the privacy of those involved in sensitive cases. "The role of the State's Attorney is to go out into the community and …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Weekend barbecue provides backdrop to stomp for grass-roots support.
Candidates for a number of offices introduced themselves Saturday, Aug. 20, to the grass-roots organizers they will need when they begin circulating nominating petitions next month. Candidates for other offices like Lake County state’s attorney, the state Senate and other positions spoke at the Moraine Township Democratic Organization barbecue in Highland Park. Lake Forest attorney and Libertyville resident Chris Kennedy is running for the Democratic nomination for Lake County state’s attorney against Chicago lawyer and Highwood resident Scott Drury. “When I went to law school I wanted to be a prosecutor,” Kennedy said. “You do justice as your sole job requirement.” Former Lake County Board member Carol Spielman, of Highland Park, has …