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Judge Mike McHa​ney for Appellate Court 


The First Judge to rule against Governor J.B. Pritzker's 

unconstitutional mandates.

Judge ​Mik​e McHaney

Experienced and Qualified

Professional Experience

Circuit Judge (Present)

Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit 2014-2017

Faculty Member Judicial Education Conferences

National Health Law Moot Court Judge

SIU Law School Moot Court Judge

Rend Lake College Criminal Justice Presenter

Seven Reasons to Leave the Party Presenter to 

High Schools in the Fourth Judicial Circuit

Kaskaskia College Criminal Justice Course Presentations

Retained by Voters, Circuit Judge 2016

Elected by Voters, Circuit Judge 2010

Appointed By Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier to 

At Large Circuit Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit 2010

Implemented Marion County Drug Court Program 2010

Appointed by Circuit Judges to Associate Judge 2006-2010

Trial Attorney with Extensive Experience in Criminal, 

Civil & Family Law. 1982-2006

Presenter on Malpractice Law at Rend Lake College 

School of Nursing

Summersville Elementary School Board Member

Over 200 Jury Trials to Verdict.

 Asst. Attorney General for Eminent Domain Cases. 



Education & Personal

Attended National Judicial College 

,University of Nevada Campus. 2010

Judicial Education Conferences 2006-Present

JD SIU Law School 1982

BS SIU 1979

Rend Lake College 1977

Mt. Vernon High 1975

Past President of:

Marion Co. Bar Assoc.

Jefferson Co. Bar Assoc.

Jefferson Co. Shrine Club

Past Exalted Ruler:

Mt. Vernon Elks Club #819

   Judge Shonkwiler Certificate of Achievement 2017  

Key to City of Salem, Illinois Recipient 2015

Rend Lake College Alumnus of the Year 2010

Rend Lake College Commencement Speaker

High School Sunday School Teacher, First United 

Methodist Church

Married to Laura 

Children & Grandchildren

Meghan & Anthony, Tim, Colin, Daniel & Brianna

Tilian & Remy

"As long as I have the honor and privilege of wearing the black robe, I will never stop upholding our Constitution and your civil liberties."

Judge McHaney

Judge Mike McHaney has been on the bench for the last sixteen years of his legal career, three of those were spent as the Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Previously, McHaney was a trial lawyer in Central & Southern Illinois for twenty-four years. Judge McHa​ney has a proven track record as a Constitutional Originalist. A vote for McHaney is a vote against tyranny. 

Judge Mike McHaney is a Republican Candidate for the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois. Primary Election to be held June 28. 2022 and General Election will be held November 8. 2022.