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State's Attorney Announces Bid For Election In November

Christian County State’s Attorney Wes Poggenphol is announcing his candidacy for election to the office of Christian County State’s Attorney.  The election will be in the November 2022 special election caused by State’s Attorney Mike Havera’s recent resignation. Havera brought Poggenpohl into the office to get acclimated to the day-to-day operations and helped make a smooth transition to taking over.  


Poggenpohl graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, and he earned his Juris Doctor in 2014. Prior to law school, he attended Northern Illinois University in Dekalb where Poggenpohl graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science in 2011. 


Before coming to Christian County, Poggenpohl was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Montgomery County where he held the position from 2014-2021. He is experienced with many issues including drugs, theft, and domestic violence.  He has also handled cases such as child abuse and neglect law while he was the Regional Counsel for DCFS. 


Poggenpohl is currently a resident of Morrisonville and is a native of Raymond. They have lived in Morrisonville since 2014. Attorney Dennis Atteberry has also thrown his name into the running for State’s Attorney. 

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