In the Race for Resident Circuit Judge of Stephenson County, James M. Hauser Received a RECOMMENDED Rating in the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Advisory Poll – His Opponent, Andrew T. Smith, received a NOT RECOMMENDED rating 

Candidates to be recommended must receive a 65% “yes” response to the question regarding Meets Requirements of Office in order to be recommended. Current Judge James M. Hauser received a 92.68% “yes” response, and Mr. Smith received a 51.85% “yes” response. Obviously, Mr. Smith’s colleagues do not have any confidence in his abilities.    
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