Judge Keeps Schwartz Off State's Attorney Ballot

Jan 6, 2016

A judge agrees with a prior ruling - Jack Schwartz will not  be listed on the ballot as a democratic candidate for Rock Island County State's Attorney. Tuesday, Judge Jeffery O'Connor agreed with the county Electoral Board which last month threw out the petition the Davenport attorney filed to become a candidate.

Attorney, Jack Schwartz
Credit submitted / Get Represented, Amy Schwartz

Schwartz says the judge decided he and his wife, Amy, did not strictly follow state law. 

Credit Doug House

Doug House, Chair of the Rock Island County Democrats, filed his objections to Schwartz's petition to the electoral board in December. And he respects Judge O'Connor's decision.

Schwartz plans to appeal today's ruling. And may take advantage of another option. 

The Illinois primary will be held in March.