State’s Attorney Candidates: Thick Skin Required

This year, Coles County will elect a state’s attorney. There are three candidates for the job and all three have been the target of public ridicule. To get a taste of some of the abuse being given, check out the comments to this letter to the editor of Charleston and Mattoon’s newspaper. I am sure that there are many attorneys out there who would like to be the state’s attorney but are not willing to run for the position. This is because they have no interest in a long election campaign saturated in invective. My hat is off to the three gentlemen running for state’s attorney — I admire their thick skins.

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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