Howard J. Wise announces bid for judge for 12th Subcircuit of Cook County

Northbrook, Illinois resident Howard J. Wise, 51, has announced his candidacy for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Primary for Cook County Circuit Court Judge for the 12th Judicial Subcircuit.

Wise started his 22+ year legal career in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. In 2001, he left the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and became a private defense attorney where he has handled all types of misdemeanors and felonies, including but not limited to first degree murder and attempt murder. As a defense attorney he has tried countless bench and jury trials, both on the misdemeanor and felony levels, with positive results. Howard's past legal experience has given him an exceptional understanding of both sides of the courtroom and he wants to put this understanding to work as the next judge of the 12th Subcircuit of Cook County.

Wise will make an impartial judge, and he and stands for the principal or equal justice for everyone. He believes that people are people and that we are all equals regardless of our ethnicity, gender identification, race, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status. If elected, his rulings will be based on the law and the law only.

Primary Day will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 alongside with the presidential primary and a number of other state and local elections.

To learn more about Howard J. Wise or to get involved in his campaign, visit his website:

Howard is also on Facebook at

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