Gordon E. Maag

5th Appellate Court Judge Gordon Maag not only lost his bid for Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday, he lost retention to the appeals bench.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting in the 37 counties of the 5th Judicial District, Maag only received 55 percent "yes" votes. He needed 60 percent to keep his position.

Vote totals are:
Yes: 281,103
No: 227,762

He is the first appellate judge in Illinois to lose retention since voters were given the authority to make the call in 1964. His term expires Dec. 6.

The Illinois Supreme Court will appoint Maag's successor to serve until the General Election 2006.

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