One of the Republican candidates in the March 18th primary, for the 4th Judicial Circuit Judgeship, has announced she is dropping out of the race.
Debbie Riley of Edinburg, who has a law practice in Taylorville, tells Regional Radio News that she is dropping out of the race due to family reasons. That leaves Martin Siemer of Teutopolis, who has a law practice in Effingham, as the lone candidate for the Republican nomination.
Siemer will be running against Erica Sanders of Salem, who is the only Democratic candidate in the March 18th primary. The winner will fill Sherri Tungate's vacant seat.