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First quarter reports in for Madison County circuit judge campaign; Smith leads with more than $65K raised

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 18, 2017

Campaign finance records with the Illinois State Board of Elections show that Madison County Circuit Judge Sarah Smith has received the most contributions in the first quarter of her campaign for circuit judge, with a total of $65,355.

The three candidates have raised a total of $92,814.99 in the first quarter, which ended Sept. 30.  

Smith is running on the Democratic ticket for the vacancy created by Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s retirement. 

Friends of Sarah Smith, a committee supporting her campaign, filed the quarterly report on Oct. 15. 

Smith’s in-kind contributions totaled $3,094.43. Her campaign has spent a total of $27,078.34. 

Smith’s highest contributions came from asbestos plaintiff’s firms. 

Most recently, she has received the following contributions:

-         Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd of St. Louis contributed $5,000 on Sept. 27.

-         St. Louis firm SWMK Law contributed $2,000 on Sept. 19. 

-         David Galanti of Galanti Law Firm contributed $2,000 on Aug. 28.

-         Lance Callis contributed $1,000 on Aug. 28. 

-         The Boilermakers-Blacksmiths Legislative Education Fund of Kansas City, Kan., contributed $1,000 on Aug. 28. 

Collinsville attorney Marc Parker of Parker Law PC is running on the Democratic ticket for the vacancy created by former Circuit Judge John Barberis’ election to the Fifth District Appellate Court last November. 

Friends for Marc Parker, a committee supporting his campaign for circuit judge, was formed Aug. 25 by Chairman David Galanti. 

Parker filed his quarterly report on Oct. 13. 

He has raised a total of $16,859.99. His campaign has spent $7,535.59, so far. 

His most recent contributions include:

-         Marc and Stephanie Parker contributed $5,000on Sept. 26 and $4,540.20 on Sept. 14.

-         Bonifield & Rosenstengel PC in Belleville contributed $1,000 on Sept. 18. 

-         David and Kimberly Galanti contributed $1,000on Sept. 18.

-         Becker Schroader & Chapman PC in Granite City contributed $1,000 on Sept. 18.

Current Circuit Judge David Dugan is running on the Republican ticket for resident circuit judge for the seat he currently occupies. 

Dugan was appointed circuit judge in March by the Illinois Supreme Court, upon the recommendation of Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, He was selected to fill Barberis' vacancy. 

The Committee to Elect David Dugan was formed Sept. 18 by chairman John Shimkus. 

Dugan filed his quarterly report on Oct. 16. He has raised a total of $10,600. His campaign has spent a total of $1,213.97

In the two weeks leading up to the quarter deadline, Dugan’s contributions included:

-         Volunteers for Shimkus contributed $1,000 on Sept. 20.

-         The Law Offices of William Miller in East Alton contributed $2,000 on Sept. 20.

-         Dugan contributed $4,750 to his campaign on Sept. 20.

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