Sanders, Hall run for Williamson County judge seat - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Sanders, Hall run for Williamson County judge seat

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WSIL -- John Sanders has been practicing law for 30 years, and for nearly two years, he's been a judge.

"I've enjoyed every day of getting out, going to court," Sanders said. "I'm in court every single day. I'm scheduled to be on the bench every hour and its been quite a pleasure."

His opponent, Ryan Hall, has been a lawyer for more than 16 years, including eight years in the Williamson County State's Attorneys Office.

"I think it's absolutely imperative that you have judges that know how to try cases before they sit in a court and put on a black robe," Hall said.

The Illinois State Bar Association's Judicial Advisory Poll only recommends Hall for the job, giving him the higher marks in all eight of its categories.

He scored 15 points higher when it comes to meeting the requirements for office, 21 points higher for court managements, and 22 points higher in terms of legal ability.

Hall said he's dedicated to public service.

"Just about every facet of my practice has been in some sort of service to the community or to the public or groups," Hall said. "In addition to that, I'm dedicated to service in my church and other organizations as well"

Meanwhile, Sanders said he's mostly focused on family issues in his time as a judge.  

"A problem that I see on a regular basis, it's something that's very important to me, is the failure to pay child support; a parent not taking care of their child," Sanders said.

And both men will be asking for your vote in November.

John Sanders full interview.

Ryan Hall full interview.

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