Bill Workman, the 11th Judicial District's newest judge, presents his wife, Tina, with red roses after he was sworn into office on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the McLean County Law and Justice Center.

LINCOLN — Associate Judge William G. Workman of Lincoln will run for election as resident circuit judge for Logan County.

Workman has been an associate judge in Logan County since July 2014. "The courts have a fundamental role in the lives of citizens; the courts affect people’s lives, and as a judge, I feel fairness and justice is absolutely imperative in our court system,” Workman said.

Workman has significant trial experience both as a judge and as a former Logan County state’s attorney. He was chief prosecutor from 1996 to 2000.

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He also worked more than 20 years as an assistant state’s attorney in Logan, Woodford, and McLean counties. Before his 2014 appointment, he was McLean County first assistant state’s attorney.

Workman is a graduate of Lincoln College, Sangamon State University (University of Illinois-Springfield) and received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is a U.S. Army veteran and is judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit’s Veterans Court.

He is married, with two children and five grandchildren.

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