Campaigns & Elections News
Chapman’s upcoming retirement could leave Fifth District balance exact opposite from when she joined
MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate court Justice Melissa Chapman will retire on Oct. 1, leaving a single Democrat on a bench where that party held six of seven seats upon her arrival 18 years ago.
Madison County GOP sees 'no vacancy' on associate bench; But chief says experience over affiliation is key
The lack of diversity of thought on Madison County's bench - by way of political affiliation - has the local GOP considering battle with those who get to pick the majority of judges at the Third Judicial Circuit.