Thomas M. Cushing’s campaign for Circuit Court Judge from the 9th Judicial Subcircuit launched last night!
The Cushing for Judge campaign kicked off with a rousing gathering of more than one hundred supporters in Evanston on September 19, 2013.
The crowd was strictly friends and family, there to learn about Tom’s candidacy and the steps necessary to secure victory in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.
Margaret and Joseph Flanagan, avid supporters of numerous good causes in Evanston and throughout the area, hosted the kick off event at their home. Joe commented afterward:
“The Campaign Kick Off was a great success! When you work with a person whose life purpose is to be a man for others, the support he can generate and the number of people who want to help Tom become a judge is awesome to see.”
Tom Cushing has been a lawyer for twenty-five years, focusing on civil litigation and environmental advocacy. He has achieved numerous verdicts and settlements in injury and business cases in excess of $1M, has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University School of Law, and was appointed by the Supreme Court as a member of the ARDC Hearing Board.
Tom was born in Evanston, and he and his wife Ellen settled here twenty-one years ago to raise their family of four.
Tom has been an active volunteer to youth organizations, Chairing the St. Athanasius School Board, coaching in the Fellowship of African American Males and the Evanston Baseball and Softball Association youth sports leagues, and serving for two decades on the Board of Regents at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Ellen is a regular presence in the community as well, serving as a Board Member at Connections for the Homeless, a mentor for Evanston Scholars, and a leader in the effort to promote dialogue on gun usage.
Details about events, the Cushing for Judge steering committee and volunteer opportunities will be rolling out soon.