Cook County Circuit Court judges elected Timothy Evans to be their chief judge for an eighth consecutive term on Tuesday, according to a statement from his office.
The statement said that Evans ran unopposed and received 184 of the 219 votes cast—equal to 84%.
A court spokesperson said the county has 239 circuit court judges eligible to vote on Tuesday. Associate judges, of which there are about 160, do not participate.
Evans, 79, was first elected chief judge in 2001 and has been re-elected every three years since then. The statement said that he was elected to the bench in 1992 after serving 19 years as the alderman for Chicago’s 4th ward.
He is also up for a retention vote during this November’s elections. Cook County Circuit Court judges must receive a 60% “yes” vote every six years to retain their seats on the bench.
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