Bradley Waller, already an appointed judge in DeKalb County’s 23rd Circuit Court, won his bid Tuesday for an elected judgeship.
According to unofficial returns with 58 of 65 precincts reporting, Waller had an insurmountable lead over Democrat Shannon Stoker, with 59 percent of the vote, 22,374 to 15,501.
Waller, a Northern Illinois University law school graduate who co-captained the Huskies men’s basketball team in 1984-85, touted his long legal career, experience on the bench and deep roots in the community during his campaign.
Waller was first appointed an associate judge in 2013 after a 24 years practicing law in DeKalb County.
Four 23rd Circuit judges all received strong support from voters in retention votes.
Judges Robbin Stuckert, Timothy McCann, Thomas Doherty and Robert Pilmer all received more than 80 percent voter support to return to the bench for six-year terms. Judges need a 60 percent “yes” vote to be retained.