Madison County judicial candidate Parker receives more than $72K just before election

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 1, 2018

Madison County circuit judge candidate and Maryville attorney Marc Parker’s campaign committee received $72,500 in October with less than a week until Election Day. 

Parker and his wife, Stephanie, contributed $30,000 through two $15,000 installments on Oct. 12 and Oct. 18. 

Jack and Kathleen Parker made a $15,000 contribution on Oct.12 and a $27,500 contribution on Oct. 23. 

Parker is running on the Democratic ticket for the vacancy created when John Barberis Jr. was elected to the Fifth District Appellate Court. 

Parker’s opponent, current Circuit Judge David Dugan, received a total of $5,676 since the last reporting period ended on Sept. 30. 

Dugan, who was appointed to Barberis’ circuit judge seat, received $1,500 on Oct. 24 from The Unsell Law Firm PC, $2,000 on Oct. 11 from the Madison County Republican central Committee in Wood River and $2,176 on Oct. 5 from Tiger Plumbing in Collinsville. 

Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith, who is running on the Democratic ticket for the vacancy created by Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s retirement later this year, received a total of $12,500 in October. 

Smith received $5,000 from the Madison County Democratic Central Committee in Edwardsville on Oct. 25, $4,000 from Amy Garret of Simmons Hanly Conroy on Oct. 25, $2,000 from Ted Gianaris of the Simmons Hanly Conroy on Oct. 25 and $1,500 from The Driscoll Firm in St. Louis on Oct. 5.

Smith’s opponent, Mark Rabe, has received $4,500 in October as campaigning draws to an end. 

He received $1,000 from Pamela Carter on Oct. 2, $1,000 from Patrick Finneran on Oct. 15, $1,500 from the Madison County Republican Central Committee in Wood River on Oct. 24 and $1,000 from Volunteers for Shimkus in Collinsville on Oct. 24. 

Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer, a Democrat, is running unopposed for the vacancy left by Bond County Circuit Judge John Knight’s retirement. 

He has not created a campaign committee. 

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