Jim Gleffe's personal, professional and political experience have shaped his perspective and that makes him an excellent candidate for judge. He was raised in a working class, union family on the southwest side of Chicago.
His dad worked for a trucking company and his mom was a member of SEIU Local 73 as a crossing guard for the City of Chicago. Jim's family did not have a lot, but they sacrificed to ensure that there was always food on the table and he was able to get an education that allowed him to succeed. Jim was the first person in his family to graduate college, and he went on to get his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. Jim has the perspective we need on the bench.
If there is one constant in Jim Gleffe’s life, from his earliest years through today, it has been the calling he has felt to be of service to others as a way to pay back the kindness and generosity that so many people showed to him when he was growing up.
Inspired by his own life experiences, adult mentors, and the examples set by family members, especially his beloved Uncle Charlie who regularly gifted Jim and his twin sister with books about a wide range of subjects to foster their curiosity about the world, Jim’s entire professional career has been rooted in public service.
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