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Madison County circuit judge candidates raise more than $38K in fourth quarter

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 2, 2018

After a quiet fourth quarter, Madison County circuit judge candidates brought in a total of $38,350 according to campaign finance records with the Illinois State Board of Elections. 

Associate Judge Sarah Smith individually brought in nearly double that amount in the third quarter, raising $65,355 through Sept. 30. 

The fourth quarter ran from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. 

According to his quarterly report filed Jan. 12, Collinsville attorney Marc Parker of Parker Law PC raised the most campaign funds in the fourth quarter, earning a total of $20,275. His campaign, Friends for Marc Parker, spent a total of $4,892.11. 

Parker’s campaign contributions include:

-         $1,000 from Becker, Schroader & Chapman PC on Oct. 31

-         $1,000 from Cates Mahoney LLC on Oct. 31

-         $1,000 from Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC on Nov.10

-         $1,000 from David and Kimberly Galanti on Nov.15

-         $1,000 from Steamfitters Local 439 PAC Fund on Nov. 15

-         $1,000 from Gori Julian & Associates PC on Nov. 17

-         $1,500 from Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law on Dec. 27

-         $1,000 from The Perica Law Firm PC on Dec. 27

Parker is running on the Democratic ticket for the vacancy created by former Circuit Judge John Barberis’s election to the Fifth District.

Current Circuit Judge David Dugan also seeks the Barberis vacancy on the Republican ticket. 

Dugan filed his quarterly report Jan. 7, disclosing a total of $1,900 earned during the fourth quarter. Dugan’s contributions included $1,000 from John H. Hustava PC on Nov. 2.

The Committee to Elect David Dugan spent a total of $1,010.40 during the fourth quarter. 

Smith, who is running on the Democratic ticket for the vacancy created by Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s retirement, raised a total of $16,175 in the fourth quarter.

According to her quarterly report filed Jan. 11, Smith’s campaign contributions include $1,000 from David Galanti with Galanti Law Firm on Nov. 21. She also received $1,000 from B205 Club on Jan. 8, which is not included in her quarterly report. 

Friends of Sarah Smith spent a total of $21,574.84 in the fourth quarter. 

St. Louis attorney Mark D. Rabe is running on the Republican ticket for the Crowder vacancy. 

He has not yet formed an election committee. 

Smith, Parker and Dugan had raised a total of $92,814.99 in the previous quarter. 

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