Tom Sianis and Athena Farmakis; two Chicago Greek Americans, are running for judge in Cook County in the upcoming March 2018 elections.
Tom Sianis, who is running in the Democratic primary election for the Cook County Circuit Court, wrote on his Facebook page: “I strongly believe in our legal system and have been a proud member of the legal profession. A seat at the bench will be a great honor, an opportunity to apply the extensive knowledge of laws and court procedures I have gained during my career in public service at the Illinois Securities Department, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and the Cook County State Attorney’s Office.”
Athena Farmakis, who runs for the Democratic primary election for the Cook County Circuit Court 8th Subcircuit, wrote on Facebook that she has “dedicated her legal career to serving the public as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, zealously advocating for victims of homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and other violent crimes.”
This is the first foray on the ballot for both candidates.