In support of David Akemann

By on October 28, 2010

I have known David Akemann, candidate for Circuit Judge, and his exceptional family for over 30 years through church, community and legal activities, and he has always shown mature, wise judgment and the very highest personal moral and ethical standards.

It is very unusual to find a candidate for judge with Dave Akemann’s breadth of legal experience. Dave’s work as twice-elected Kane County State’s Attorney, as a former Assistant Illinois Attorney General, and as adjunct faculty member at Judson University, have all given him deep legal and practical experience.

As State’s Attorney, he founded the Child Advocacy Center, directed the State Gang Crime Prevention Center, and developed task forces on drunk driving, domestic violence, elder abuse and environmental protection.

Dave Akemann, candidate for Circuit Judge, and his family have been deeply involved in community activities, including Children’s Theater and The United Methodist Church, and have devoted countless hours of work with homeless shelters, The United Way, school organizations, and the University of Illinois. His wife, a teacher, and his three children are a credit to the community.

David is an exceptional candidate for Circuit Judge. I know of no one better qualified or personally more committed to judicial independence and an unbiased judiciary. He even refused my campaign contribution because I am a practicing lawyer.

We have a rare chance to elect my good friend David Akemann on Nov. 2 as an outstanding Circuit Court Judge for Kane and other counties in this Circuit. I unreservedly and whole heartedly support David Akemann for Circuit Judge.

John E. Juergensmeyer
Elgin, Ill.