A hearing officer is recommending that a Sangamon County associate judge should stay on the March primary ballot.
Judge John “Mo” Madonia’s petitions had been challenged by his GOP primary opponent, Kent Gray… who said Madonia’s filing for an open circuit judge seat did not meet legal standards. Among Gray’s complaints was that Madonia listed his address as “Springfield,” rather than Leland Grove.
The hearing officer ruled against most of Gray’s complaints… and even though he found one charge to be valid, he said Madonia still had enough valid signatures. The full State Board of Elections will make a final ruling on Thursday.