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Cook County Democratic Party
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Federation of Labor
AMVOTE PAC
Arab American Democratic Club
Coalition PAC
Indo-American Democratic Organization/IADO
Illinois Alliance
Italian American Political Coalition
Personal PAC
Progressive Action PAC
Women For A Better Westside
Vote Assyrian
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 399
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134
John Arena, 45th Ward Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Frank Avino, Norwood Park Township Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Joseph Berrios, 31st Ward Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Walter Burnett, Jr., Alderman, 27th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Kelly Cassidy, Illinois State Rep., 14th District
Hon. Stephanie D. Coleman, Alderman, 16th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Michael C. Cudzik, Schaumburg Township Committeeman
Hon. John Cullerton, President, Illinois State Senate
Hon. Derrick Curtis, Alderman, 18th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Jason Ervin, Alderman, 28th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Matt Flamm, Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Leslie A. Hairston, Alderman, 5th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Don Harmon, Illinois State Senator, 39th District
Hon. Michelle Harris, Alderman, 8th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Michael E. Hastings, Illinois State Senator, 19th District
Hon. Tim Heneghan, 41st Ward Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Rory Hoskins, Mayor, Forest Park, Illinois
Hon. Cassandra Holbert, Assessor, Thorton Township
Hon. Mattie Hunter, Illinois State Senator, 3rd District
Hon. Calvin Jordan, Rich Township Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Tracy Katz Muhl, Northfield Township Democratic Committeewoman
Hon. Eamon Kelly, Evanston Township Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Steven M. Landek, Illinois State Senator, 12th District
Hon. Lou Lang, Niles Township Committeeman
Hon. Robert E. Maloney, Palos Township Assessor and Committeeman
Hon. Robert F. Martwick, Jr., Illinois State Senator, 10th District
Hon. Ted Mason, Elk Grove Township Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Greg Mitchell, Alderman, 7th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Marty Moylan, Illinois State Rep., 55th District
Hon. Laura Murphy, Illinois State Senator, 28th District
Hon. Patricia Joan Murphy, Worth Township Democratic Committeewoman
Hon. Patrick J. O’Connor, 40th Ward Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Matthew J. O’Shea, Alderman, 19th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Barrett Pedersen, Leyden Township Democratic Committeeman and
Mayor of Franklin Park
Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President and Chair of Cook
County Democratic Party
Hon. Ariel Reboyras, Alderman, 30th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Robert Rita, Illinois State Rep., 28th District
Hon. Roderick T. Sawyer, Alderman, 6th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Michael Rodriguez, Alderman, 22nd Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Carol Ronen, 48th Ward Democratic Committeewoman
Hon. Paul Rosenfeld, 47th Ward Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Michael Scott, Jr., Alderman, 24th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Debra Silverstein, Alderman, 50th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Edward M. Smollen, Lemont Township Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Larry Suffredin, Commissioner, Cook County Board of Commissioners
Hon. Chris Taliaferro, Alderman, 29th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Sean Tenner, 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman
Hon. Andre Vasquez, Alderman, 40th Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Scott Waguespack, Alderman, 32nd Ward, City of Chicago
Hon. Lori Wilcox, Bloom Township Democratic Committeewoman
Hon. Ann Williams, Illinois State Rep., 11th District
Hon. Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Clerk
Hon. Frank M. Zuccarelli, Thornton Township Democratic Committeeman
39th Ward Democrats
45th Ward Democrats
47th Ward Democrats
49th Ward Democrats
Democrats of Lyons Township
Democrats of Northfield Township
Thornton Township Regular Democratic Organization
Worth Township Democratic Organization

Here is an endorsement for Judge Kerrie Maloney Laytin, from someone who knows her best, Ben Laytin, then age 11:

Hello. Think about this. How much do you know about the people who write the things that you read, or as you know them, authors?  I guarantee you that you do not know much on the matter. But, I am going to tell you one thing about me, the person writing this.  I am 11 years old. So I ask one thing. Please, just listen to what I say. I am not here to talk about child rights, but I am here to talk about a much more serious matter. Improving the city, our city, of Chicago. Now you may ask “How do we do that?” I am here to tell you how.

There are lots of ways to make our city better, and here is one of them: We need to elect fair people who won’t give in about doing what is right because they feel bad. These are good, strong people. One person that is a clear example of this is Judge Kerrie Maloney Laytin. She has 22 years of legal experience, and she learned from the greatest at Columbia University. She always takes part in things to help the community, and she volunteers at a program called High Jump, among others. This is a program that gives education to kids not as fortunate as some of us are. She has devoted much of her life to make sure that other people are healthy and happy with good jobs.  As a mom to myself and my brother Jacob, she is always fair, loving, kind, and humorous. She knows how to make your day. 

But enough about her outside life, let’s dive in to her judging life. She was found ‘Qualified’ or ‘Recommended’ by ALL of the evaluating bar associations. This is an incredible accomplishment, something that other judges can only dream of getting. To put this into perspective, let’s say that you are wanted at EVERY college in the nation. Like a full-on scholarship at every school in the nation, which includes leading schools like Harvard or Yale. Yeah, that’s pretty good. That means that she is one of leading judges in the nation! When you have the opportunity to vote for someone like this, why pass up the chance?

If you have an opportunity to change the city for the better, why pass up the chance? If you have an opportunity to vote for Judge Kerrie Maloney Laytin, why pass up the chance?


Bar Ratings

Asian American Bar AssociationQualified
Black Women Lawyers’ AssociationRecommended
Chicago Bar AssociationQualified
Chicago Council of LawyersQualified
Cook County Bar AssociationRecommended
Decalogue Society of LawyersRecommended
Hellenic Bar Association of IllinoisRecommended
Hispanic Lawyers Association of IllinoisQualified
Illinois State Bar AssociationQualified
LAGBACRecommended
Puerto Rican Bar AssociationRecommended
Women’s Bar Association of IllinoisRecommended
Advocates SocietyRecommended

According to the Chicago Bar Association, Judge Maloney Laytin "has extensive appellate court experience and is well regarded for her knowledge of the law, diligence, and thoughtful and deliberative demeanor."

According to the Chicago Council of Lawyers, Judge Maloney Laytin is "praised for legal skills and for her professional demeanor, even in the midst of heated legal matters. She is reported to have good judgment and has the ability to resolve contested disputes."

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