My name is Amy Maher, and I am a Republican candidate for Circuit Judge in the 3d Judicial Circuit in Illinois. The 3d Judicial Circuit covers Madison and Bond Counties. I served the people of Madison County as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 1989 – 2012. Since 2013 I have worked for Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, starting as the Director of Catholic Charities Legal Services before moving into my current position as Director of Operations. I am a native of Alton, a graduate of Marquette High School, Cornell College in Iowa and the University of Notre Dame Law School. I currently reside with my husband, Chief Deputy Coroner Roger Smith, in rural Madison County.