Joliet, IL — Judge John Anderson, serving as a Will County circuit judge since 2010, recently filed his candidate petitions for the 3rd District Appellate Court election, marking a significant step in the 2024 race. The petitions, submitted in Springfield, contain around 5,000 signatures, a requirement for ballot eligibility. Anderson, also a former Will County Board member, is competing in the Democratic primary scheduled for March 2024. The 3rd district encompasses Will, DuPage, Grundy, LaSalle, Kankakee, Bureau, and Iroquois counties.
Anderson’s diverse educational background includes degrees from Illinois State University, University of Illinois-Springfield, University of Notre Dame, and University of Illinois-Chicago, with a second law degree focusing on judicial studies from Duke University Law School. His legal writings have been recognized in law journals and the Illinois Bar Journal. Former Chief Judge Rick Schoenstedt praised Anderson’s analytical skills and legal writing proficiency.
Having overcome personal challenges, Anderson empathizes with those facing similar issues. He was named “Judicial Officer of the Year” by the Illinois State Crime Commission and has received endorsements from various leaders and organizations. Anderson’s campaign aims to strengthen voter relationships and share his vision for justice in Illinois. The primary election is set for March 19th, with early voting beginning February 8th. More information about Judge Anderson can be found at www.JudgeJohnAnderson.com.