Forty-six attorneys have thrown their names into the ring for consideration to fill five vacancies in the Office of Associate Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois.  Five of the 13 judges’ terms recently expired and were not reappointed, and all reapplied for the job.  The Third Judicial Circuit covers Madison and Bond counties.

Among the attorneys applying for the bench are Marleen Suarez, who unsuccessfully challenged Kurt Prenzler for the Madison County Treasurer’s seat last year; Amy Sholar, who unsuccessfully ran against Tom Gibbons for Madison County State’s Attorney in 2014, and a handful of what could become second-generation judges.  As mentioned, Duane Bailey, Ben Beyers, Donald Flack, David Grounds, and Elizabeth Levy are all seeking to come back although they did not receive enough votes for retention last month.  See the full list of names below:

 

John R. Abell

 

Roy D. Anderson

 

Duane L. Bailey

 

Christopher J. T. Bauer

 

Erin L. Beavers

 

Timothy D. Berkley

 

Ben T. Beyers, II

 

Michael J. Brunton

 

Ellen R. Burford

 

Rodney D. Caffey

 

Jeffery A. Cain

 

John R. Daugherty

 

Christopher M. Donohoo

 

James M. Drazen

 

David W. Dugan

 

David J. Ezra

 

Derek L. Filcoff

 

Donald M. Flack

 

Clifton L. Flex

 

Janel L. Freeman

 

David K. Grounds

 

Jennifer L. Hightower

 

Eric D. Jackstadt

 

Anthony R. Jumper

 

Elizabeth R. Levy

 

Peter J. Maag

 

Thomas G. Maag

 

Amy Maher

 

Edward T. McCarthy

 

Andrew J. Miofsky

 

Heather L. Mueller-Jones

 

Marc W. Parker

 

Allyson M. Romani

 

Maureen D. Schuette

 

Amy E. Sholar

 

Darren K. Short

 

Luther W. Simmons

 

Katherine M. Smith

 

Sarah D. Smith

 

Judy Kay Steele

 

Marleen M. Suarez

 

Kelly C. Sullivan

 

Kerry T. Taplin

 

Suzanne M. Vogel

 

Mary Beth Williams

 

Leslie A. Wood

 

 

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