Mendota, IL – Troy Holland, Republican candidate for LaSalle County Resident Circuit Judge, announced his campaign team today. Composed of leaders from throughout LaSalle County, Holland said he is humbled and proud to have the backing of such a diverse group.
“I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from across the county,” Holland said. “The willingness of such great people to step up and help me lead this campaign is a powerful motivator for me.”
Holland’s team represents a cross-section of women and men in LaSalle County, including law enforcement leaders, educators, health care professionals, civic and non-profit directors, finance and business heads, and past and present LaSalle County elected officials. Holland said, “In Illinois, Circuit Judges run in partisan elections, but a judge must remain truly independent in rulings. This team reflects bi-partisan support and members of the community who are concerned about electing qualified judges.”
Holland’s Campaign Chairman is Don Lamps, currently serving as LaSalle County Treasurer. Lamps is also a farmer and former educator from Peru. Holland’s Campaign Vice-Chair is Anna Arteaga, Assistant Vice President of Eureka Savings Bank in Mendota. Treasurer of the Friends of Troy Holland for Judge committee is Steve Gahan, CPA, of Mendota.
Also on the team are LaSalle County Sheriff Thomas Templeton , Mendota Mayor David Boelk, and Mendota Chief of Police Thomas Smith. Current LaSalle County Board members on Holland’s committee include Sandi Billard (Oglesby), Russell Boe (Marseilles/Rutland Township), Charles Borchsenius (Norway), Jerry Meyers (Streator), Joseph Savitch (Peru) and Gary Small (rural Troy Grove). Holland’s committee also includes former county board members Don Kaminky (Lake Holiday) and Marius Derango (Peru), former LaSalle County Board Chairman Glen Joe Dougherty (Ottawa), LaSalle County Regional Office of Education Superintendent William Novotney, and LaSalle County Zoning Board of Appeals members John Hughes of Streator and Robert Miller of Marseilles.
Committee members in the field of health care include CEO of Mendota Community Hospital Lynn Klein, Dr. Brian Billard, DDS, and Dr. Michael Piller, DC. Educators on Holland’s committee include Seneca RTI teacher Hope Fabris, Earlville teacher Lynn Phalen, and Tammy Landgraf, IVCC’s 2012 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member Award winner, and Mendota Elementary reading coordinator Cindy Holdenrid.
Rounding out Holland’s team are LaSalle County Farm Bureau President Monty Whipple, IVCIL Director Donna Joerger; from Mendota, Mendota City Clerk Emily McConville and Alderman Joe McConville, former IVCC Trustee Todd Phalen, JoEllyn Gahan, Todd and Nancy Holland, Jeff Simonton, Chris Holdenrid, Johnny Ray Arteaga, Roger and Mary Lou Flahive, Michael and Rebecca Smith and Brent and Maria Bonine; from Marseilles, Steve Aubry; from Troy Grove, Dan Kleckner; from Ottawa, John “Butch” Burns and Gayle and David Thomas; from LaSalle, Shelly Samolinski and Tom Kramarsic; Nathan Holland from Grand Ridge; from Streator, Kevin Chalfant and Michael and LeeAnn Harsted; from Leland, Ron Johnson; from Northville Township/Lake Holiday, Cynthia Kaminky and Greg Wasson.
Troy Holland is the ONLY RECOMMENDED Judicial
Candidate in LaSalle County
Attorney Troy Holland was recently rated as a “recommended” candidate who meets the requirements of office of LaSalle County Resident Circuit Judge by a 2012 Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) ratings poll for judicial candidates. According to the ISBA, “Since Illinois voters have the responsibility to elect judges, the ISBA feels it has an obligation to share with the public information about qualifications of judicial candidates. The lawyers who practice alongside candidates for judicial office are in a unique position to assess the professional qualities that are necessary for good judges.”
Judicial candidates were rated on a number of qualifications such as integrity, temperament, impartiality and court management. The ratings are compiled from judges and attorneys who practice with the candidates for office. For integrity, Holland received a 94.67 percent rating. For temperament, Holland received a 93.33 percent rating. For impartiality, Holland received a rating of 89.33 percent. For court management Holland received a rating of 89.33 percent. Overall, the ratings results show Holland received a “recommended” rating, exceeding the minimum recommended cut off by nearly 14 percentage points.
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Candidates must receive a 65% "yes" response ot the question "Meets Requirements of Office" in order to be recommended. (See official ISBA site at www.isba.org/sites/default/files/judicialevaluations/outsidecook/13circuit.pdf
Holland said he was pleased to learn of his ranking. “I’m honored and gratified to know the judges and attorneys who participated in the poll found I have met the requirements of office to serve as judge,” he said. “The judicial rating poll is an important factor for the voter in choosing a qualified judge. Many voters may not be familiar with judicial candidates, and the Illinois State Bar poll provides an objective measuring stick that gauges the views of the judges and attorneys who have observed the candidates’ abilities while working with them on a daily basis over many years. It is humbling to receive such positive feedback from my colleagues and the judges before whom I appear. Being recommended on two prior bar polls and the high ratings I received for integrity, impartiality and temperament are the main reasons I chose to run for judge in the first place,” Holland added.
Paid for by Friends of Troy Holland for Judge. A copy of our report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections is or will be available on the Board's official website (http://www.elections.il.gov/) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.