Sutton announces candidacy for 9th Judicial Circuit judge

The Ninth Circuit Court judge appointed to replace Judge Paul Mangieri last month has announced her candidacy for a full term on the bench.

Judge Emily Sutton

Last month, Judge Emily Sutton was appointed to fill the vacancy through December of 2020.

Sutton announced her candidacy at the McDonough County Democratic Central Committee’s Annual Dinner on Monday, where she highlighted her 15 years of experience in many different areas of law.

She practiced civil law for 11 years and spent four years with the appellate court working on civil and criminal matters.

Most recently she practiced law with Lucie, Scalf, Sutton, and Bougher in Macomb. She began her law career as a law clerk for Fourth District Appellate Court Justice Robert Cook.

Besides practicing law, she taught courses at both Quincy University and John Wood Community College, co-authored updates to the Illinois Civil Trial Handbook, and represents the Ninth Judicial Circuit as a member of the General Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association — a position she’s held since June of 2016.

She received her law license in 2004 after graduating from St. Louis University School of Law.

Additionally, she serves on the Board of Education for Macomb Community Unit School District 185.

The Ninth Judicial Circuit consists of Knox, McDonough, Fulton, Warren, Hancock, and Henderson Counties.

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