An Alton attorney has been selected to participate in a leadership program that trains and mentors up-and-coming Republican women in Illinois. Amy Sholar was recently named as one of seven women who will participate in the 2014 Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series.

Sholar says this is an exciting time for her.

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Sholar ran unsuccessfully for Madison County State’s Attorney in 2012 and says that she could consider running for office again in the future after gaining more experience through this program.

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