In support of David Akemann

By on October 28, 2010

I write in support of David Akemann for Circuit Court Judge. Please vote for David on Tuesday, Nov. 2—or before.

I have been a lawyer since 1987, and I have no experience with nor knowledge of David’s Democratic opponent.

I worked for David as an assistant state’s attorney from 1992-2000. During those eight years, David demonstrated a special place in his heart for children—whether they were victims or witnesses in a sometimes dark criminal justice system.

David created the Kane County Child Advocacy Center, which works to investigate and prosecute offenders for child sex abuse and /or serious physical abuse to children. David was able to secure a $500,000 federal grant, which was used to expand the center to its current two-building complex in Geneva.

David took the initiative to propose new legislation clarifying child abandonment laws in Illinois following the “Home Alone” case.

Finally, together, we prosecuted to conviction a man accused of kicking to death a 3-year-old boy named Travis, a victim of Down Syndrome, who was later sentenced to 40 years in prison.

It is my experience that being a great judge requires many special qualities; having a special place in your heart for children qualifies as one of them. David has the experience and compassion to be a great judge. Please join me and vote for David Akemann for Circuit Court Judge on Nov. 2.

Patrick J. Crimmins