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Judge Chris Stride

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Elected to continue serving as Judge on the 19th Judicial Circuit

Judge Stride has over 10 years experience on the bench in Lake County

  • Appointed as an associate judge August 22, 2005, Judge Stride has served in the traffic/misdemeanor division, heard felony cases and is currently presiding over Lake County’s Specialty Mental Health, Drug, and Veterans Treatment and Assistance Courts.
  • Supreme Court appointment as Circuit judge effective January 26, 2016.
  • Elected to Circuit judge in November 2018.
  • Former prosecutor with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and a lifelong resident of Lake County.
  • Married, Julie, three children.
  • Years of Judicial Experience -12
  • Years as Felony Trial Judge -10
  • Years as Drug Court Judge – 7
  • Years as Mental Health Court Judge -5
  • Years as Special Problem-Solving Court Judge -3

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Elect Judge Chris Stride

Vote in the Primary March 20, 2018