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Wayne County Farm Bureau Matthew Hartrich

Wayne County Farm Bureau

Thank you to the Wayne County Farm Bureau for enhancing the quality of family farm life for the last 98 years! The people of this organization make it the great success it is, maintaining a strong, well-organized association in the agriculture community. Wishing the Wayne County Farm Bureau another 98 years full of success.  

Matthew Hartrich NOW Program

NOW Soup Supper Fundraiser

The way the community comes together to support the NOW (Nutrition on Weekends) program always leaves me with great admiration and hope. Since 2013 the NOW program, with the help of the community, has been able to feed at-risk children on weekends and during the summer. They also offer a back to school event to help prepare children with supplies, clothing, haircuts and more. Thank you to Kirbie Ackman for organizing a program that goes above and …

Matthew and Lisa Hartrich Early Voting

Early Voting

Today was an exciting day as Lisa and I took our choices to the polls! Early voting continues to take place at your local county clerk’s office. You may early vote now or wait to vote on March 17th. Either way, I respectfully ask for your vote in the Republican Primary. Vote Matthew Hartrich for Circuit Judge! #mattinmarch “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it!” – Susan B. Anthony 🇺🇸

State Representative Darren Bailey endorsing Matthew Hartrich

State Representative Darren Bailey endorses Matthew Hartrich

I am proud to have the endorsement of State Representative, Darren Bailey for the March 17, 2020 Republican Primary Election.

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Lawrence County Lincoln Day Dinner

Another great crowd at the Lawrence County Lincoln Day Dinner. We enjoyed many familiar faces and meeting new friends. It was great catching up with our good friends, Lawrence County State’s Attorney Micheal Strange and his wife Janie. Thank you for your support Lawrence County!

Matthew Hartrich at Heritage Woods

Heritage Woods in Jefferson County

It was great to be invited to speak to the residents of Heritage Woods in Jefferson County this morning. We spoke of the upcoming judicial race and ways to be prepared and educated when voting. It was great to see such an eager group, ready to take their choices to the polls.

Matthew Hartrich at the Republican Chili Meet and Greet

Republican Chili Supper and Candidate Meet and Greet

It’s always a pleasure to be in Hardin County. We appreciate the time we spend here, a true treasure of Southern Illinois. We were able to attend the Republican Chili Supper and Candidate Meet and Greet. One thing is for sure, this is a group that is TRULY proud to be Republican. Thank you for the invitation, Hardin County.

Matthew Hartrich with Darrel Thompson

Big Jon’s Lunch Box

Another great lunch at Big Jon’s Lunch Box. The service is always friendly, the food is great and you even run into great people like Darrel and Deana Thompson. Darrel is the Pastor at The River Church in Mt. Carmel. Thank you for your support, Darrel and Deana. We appreciate all you do for the community. We’ll see you soon.

Matthew Hartrich Lenten Season

Lenten Season

We took the evening to start the Lenten season out with service and prayer this Ash Wednesday. Thankful to live in a country that allows our expression of faith, and we pray for those that don’t have that freedom.

Matthew Hartrich Wayne County Republicans

Wayne County Republicans

We enjoyed a candidate meet and greet by the Wayne County Republicans this morning. Thank you to all that prepared and served breakfast and thank you to everyone that came out to meet us. We were also able to join the fundraiser for Not Your Ordinary Church. Great people, great cause, great food! Thank you!!

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Matthew Hartrich is a Republican candidate for At Large Circuit Judge in the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois. He would appreciate your vote on March 17, 2020