By: Diane Benjamin
Listen to the actual interview. The reason given for McFarland rating higher than Knapp is because she is already a judge and Knapp isn’t. The few lawyers that responded thought Knapp held a political office.
Next look at the current sitting judges, two are past State’s Attorneys: Jason Chambers and Bill Yoder. Pablo Eves worked in the State’s Attorneys office.
McLean County has a long history of moving the State’s Attorney to judge. Remember Ron Dozier? He moved to judge and back to State’s Attorney when a vacancy needed temporarily filled.
McFarland may be qualified, but she should have run as a Democrat instead of a Republican. https://blnnews.com/2022/05/01/don-knapp-vrs-amy-mcfarland/