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-crossposted from the Kane County Chronicle:
Kane Judge Eyes Circuit
Associate Judge Kevin Busch wants to continue to serve his community, announcing his candidacy for the 16th Judicial Circuit.
Busch, 50, was appointed as associate judge in July 2008 and has presided over traffic and drunken driving courts.
He now seeks an elected judicial position by running as a Republican in the February 2010 Primary Election. Busch is running for the circuit-wide race, prompted by a vacancy created by Judge Peter Grometer’s retirement.
“It’s always been a career goal,” Busch said. “I’ve realized now is the opportunity.”
Busch said his more than 20 years practicing law in every courtroom in the circuit, which includes Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, makes him well qualified for the position.
He said practicing law before “a lot of great judges” has shown him the qualities that make a great judge, including an even temperament, respect and knowledge of the law, and a commitment to public service.
“Judges are first and foremost public servants,” Busch said. “We need to appreciate – and I do – that we are here to serve the public.” (read full)