Justice Mark Boie has nearly 20 years’ experience on both the Circuit and Appellate Courts. He was elected Resident Circuit Judge in 2000 and was retained to that position in 2006, 2012 and 2018. As a circuit judge he presided over the various dockets for Union County, including the civil, family, juvenile, mental health, traffic, small claims and criminal dockets. Justice Boie conducted hundreds of contested hearings and bench trials, and also presided over numerous criminal and civil jury trials. He also spent that time as the presiding judge overseeing the judicial system and managing the administrative duties.
On May 1, 2019, Justice Boie was assigned to the Fifth District Appellate Court by Justice Lloyd Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court. He is seeking an elected position to make a long-term commitment to maintain his impartiality, independence, common sense, Southern Illinois values, and most importantly, his vast experience and oath to support the Constitution, on the Appellate Court for the citizens of Southern Illinois.
Justice Boie is a member of the Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning that promulgates the standards, application, certification and review process for the various problem-solving courts in Illinois. He also serves as the Co-Chairman of its Compliance-Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code Sub-Committee. He is a faculty presenter at the Judicial Education Conference and was a First Judicial Circuit Mentor for new judges. Justice Boie recently took over the role as the Illinois judicial representative for the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (RJOI) comprised of seven midwestern states.
Justice Boie lives in Anna with his wife Emily and they have three children, Nicolas, Kaelyn and Peyton.