font-style: italic; Photographs of this candidate in uniform does not imply endorsement by the department of defense or the department of the army. “I am excited to use the strategic knowledge and critical thinking skills from this program and to see what doors open up for me in the future.”. Meet Sarah; In the Media; Events; Shop; Madison – St. Clair Record: ‘Embrace the chaos,’ judge, national guard colonel, after announcing bid for appeals court position. .inner_percentage, .inner_percentage.Nonpartisan, .inner_percentage.Independent, .inner_percentage.Constitution, .inner_percentage.unknown { Smith was a judge of the Illinois 3rd Circuit Court.

width: 100%; Largest counties | Ballotpedia features 318,716 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. } Judge Smith played a key role in drafting the first Illinois National Guard Manual for Courts Martials and has spoke of her military experiences to the United Nations Symposium as well as to various other foreign militaries. overflow-y: hidden; She is lifelong resident of Madison County, she is a patriot, and she has risked her life to defend the United States Constitution.

Judge Smith enlisted in the United States Army as a mechanic right out of high school. overflow-y: hidden; We need your help to make sure we get Judge Sarah Smith on the Appellate Court. indicateScroll(); .results_row td { Sarah was appointed Associate Judge in 2015.

Public education | } Sarah understands what partisan politics has done to our country at the national level and she refuses to give it a place in the Courtroom. Smith's professional experience includes working for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office in Edwardsville and as a judge of Illinois' 3rd Judicial Circuit of Madison and Bond counties. background-color: #003388; } She was a presiding judge over the Domestic Violence Accountability Court and the Child Support Accountability Court. “The U.S. Army War College is a difficult program to get into,” said Smith, the state judge advocate for the Illinois Army National Guard.
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