Judge Christen Bishop is proud to announce her candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, 19th Judicial Court of Lake County.

Judge Bishop was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2016, and by law is now required to campaign for election to fulfill a consecutive six-year term.

The Primary is March 20, 2018.

General Election, November 6, 2018.


“My legal career is one of public service and dedication to justice. I am committed to the continuing support and investment in our county and our courts,” says Judge Bishop.

Bishop has served on both sides of the bench with fairness, honesty, and compassion. For 17 years she was a prosecutor with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office where her specialty was serving families and victims of child abuse. She was Chief of the Juvenile Trial Division for five years and then Chief of Special Investigations, handling cases involving public officials, police officers, and others. Bishop was also supervising attorney for the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Bishop became an Associate Judge in 2012, presiding over traffic and misdemeanor cases and then the felony division where she presided over Bond court.

In 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously appointed Judge Bishop to the Circuit Judgeship she currently holds.

She is assigned to the felony division and presides over trials and motions, civil forfeitures, and assists with specialty courts.

Bishop has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Fred L. Foreman Criminal Justice Award for Outstanding Service to Child Victims of Abuse, and the Juvenile Officers’ Association Hall of Fame Award.

Judge Bishop is involved in numerous community activities including LC High School Mock Trial and the LC Mental Health Coalition.

She is married and has two children.

To learn more about Judge Bishop’s career and her campaign, please visit her website: www.judgechristybishop.com.