MARION - David W. Lawler of Marion announced his candidacy for Williamson County Circuit Court judge this week. A vacancy for the position was created by the retirement last month of Judge Phillip Palmer (D-Herrin).
"So far, my campaign co-chairs are retired federal judge Hon. G. Patrick Murphy and retired Williamson County judge John Speroni," he said.
Lawler made his declaration Monday at the Marion Operating Engineers Hall, Local 318. He is running as a Democrat.