The campaign for Steve McGlynn, who is running for the 5th District Court of Appeals in Mount Vernon, has filed another ethics complaint against his opponent, Judy Cates.
The McGlynn camp accused Cates of sending out false and grossly misleading robocalls in which Cates falsely accused McGlynn of supporting the closure of the Murray Center in Centralia, and a Cates radio ad misstating Steve McGlynns handling of drug cases.
Judge McGlynn supports the efforts of Sens. John O. Jones and Kyle McCarter and Rep. John Cavaletto to keep the Murray Center open, said spokesman Matthew Pickett. Gov. Quinn and the Illinois Democrats are the ones who want to close the Murray Center and impact thousands of lives in the middle of the Fifth Appellate District.
Barzin Emami, Cates spokesman, said Cates couldnt comment directly on her position on the Murray Center because the case may end up before the appeals court.
Judy Cates supports all the Southern Illinois Democrats who are trying to keep the Murray Center open, Emami said. He declined to comment specifically on the robocall allegations. He stood behind the radio ad and said, It is all true.
Steve McGlynn cannot hide his judicial record behind lawyers, Emami said. The fact is, as a judge, McGlynn has put drug dealers back on the streets instead of keeping our communities safe.