Meet the Candidates: April Troemper

Meet the Candidates: April Troemper


Judge April Troemper has been a trial court judge in the 7th Circuit since 2009 and is the only candidate with actual trial court judicial experience. She began her judicial career as an associate judge in Sangamon County after being elected by the Circuit Court Judges. She became a Circuit Court Judge in 2015.

Following Judge Londrigan retirement, Judge Troemper, along with 13 other individuals, including her opponent, applied for his vacancy. After an extensive application and interview process by a nonpartisan committee of lawyers and non-lawyers, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously selected Judge Troemper over her opponent as being the most qualified to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.

As a trial court judge, Judge Troemper has presided over nearly every type of case ranging from violent felonies to medical malpractice and jury trials. She currently presides over the family/domestic relations division, drug court, adoptions, guardianships, mental health, and various other civil and criminal matters. She has been endorsed by Sheriff Duvendack, Sheriff Barr, and Police Chief Haley.

Judge Troemper grew up in Edinburg, a small rural community outside of Springfield and is the first in her entire family to earn a degree past high school. Through jobs, loans, and partial scholarships, she completed 8 years of post high school education and just paid off her loans last year. She earned her degrees from LLCC, EIU, and SIU School of Law.

After law school, she worked for Graham and Graham; Heyl Royster, and Sorling Northrup as a civil litigation attorney handling a number of complex legal issues.

She has held a number of leadership positions within the ISBA, IBF, SCBA, CIWBA, Inn of Court, and Profession of Leadership Foundation.

Further, she was selected by her judicial peers to serve on the Judicial Teaching Faculty, which teaches other judges throughout the State regarding various areas of the law.

She also serves in other community organizations and volunteers at her church. She is married to Brett, a teacher and baseball coach, and they have two children, Austin and Brooklynn.

Judge Troemper is running because she has the necessary experience. She is the most qualified for this position and has worked extremely hard to earn her current and previous judgeships. She is committed to public service and helping those going through challenging times. She is committed to making tough decision when she knows those decisions may not be popular but what is right. She knows what the “administration of justice” truly means. Judge Troemper was raised in a family where work ethic and faith were paramount, where she was taught the true meaning of compassion and forgiveness, yet strength and independence to stand tall in times of adversity, and that all dreams can come true if one works hard enough to achieve them.

As your Judge, she pledges to continue to bring firmness, compassion, humility, understanding, wisdom, integrity, dedication, leadership, and the right temperament to the bench. She is asking for your vote this November.

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