Judge Neal Cerne is Highest Rated Candidate in DuPage Election

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Judge Neal Cerne from Naperville, IL is the highest rated candidate in the DuPage election for Circuit Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit.

DuPage Judge Neal Cerne, Republican for Circuit Court

DuPage Judge Neal Cerne, Republican for Circuit Court

Judge Neal Cerne ranked highest in the questions relating to integrity, impartiality and temperament.

DuPage County Judge Neal Cerne is the highest rated candidate running for Circuit Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit according to the latest Judiciary Advisory Poll. Judge Neal Cerne rated the highest in the categories of integrity, impartiality and temperament.

The Judiciary Advisory Poll is a poll of lawyers conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association. This particular poll was a joint poll in conjunction with the DuPage County Bar Association. The attorneys who participated in this poll have practiced before Judge Cerne within the past five years. Attorneys were asked to respond only if they have sufficient knowledge about a candidate’s qualifications for judicial office to give a fair, informed opinion.

Based on the opinions expressed by the participating attorneys, DuPage Judge Neal Cerne ranked highest in the questions relating to integrity, impartiality and temperament. Judge Cerne scored 97.43% in regards to whether or not he would adhere to the high standards of integrity and ethical conduct required of the office. He earned a 93.97% ranking for his ability to act and rule impartially and free of any predisposition or improper influence. Relating to his capability to exercise appropriate temperament with courtesy, consideration, firmness, fairness, patience and dignity, Judge Cerne earned a ranking of 93.97%. All opinions expressed in the Judiciary Advisory Poll are those of the attorneys who chose to respond and do not reflect the opinion of the Illinois State Bar Association.

As a DuPage County Judge, Neal Cerne has served in the Traffic Division, the Criminal Misdemeanor Division, the Chancery Division and the Domestic Relations Division. Prior to becoming a Judge, he was an attorney for 20 years. Judge Cerne has been recognized twice as a Super Lawyer (top 5% of lawyers) and has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by the DuPage County Bar Association for his dedication and service to the DuPage legal community. Judge Cerne is also a past president of the DuPage County Bar Association and CASA of DuPage County. He is currently serving as the President of Rotary Naperville Downtown, an organization that supports various charitable activities.

Beyond his legal profession, Judge Cerne has been married to his wife for 25 years, and raised their three children in DuPage County. He is familiar with the school systems and has coached youth basketball and soccer. Judge Cerne understands the pressures of being a parent and the unique stresses that can arise. He brings his experiences of being a husband and parent to the bench.

The Primary Election for DuPage County will be held on March 18, 2014 but early voting will commence on March 3. Voter registration information and election details can be found on the Election Frequently Asked Questions page.

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