Please Limit Your Contributions to $150

Because Judge Smith believes in an independent judiciary that is free from outside influence from any person or corporate entity he has directed his campaign staff to limit donations to no more than $150 per person in any one reporting period to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Judges are prohibited from knowing who is donating to the judge’s campaign and by limiting donations in this manner the donors names are not available as part of a public record.

We encourage your use of our secure online donation with PayPal.

Please review the disclosure requirements for all contributors to political campaigns.

By donating you are confirming your understanding and acceptance of these campaign financial disclosure rules.

Use this button to contribute $150:

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Contributor Requirements

I am a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

This contribution is not made from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization or national bank.

  1. This contribution is not made from the treasury of an entity or person who is a federal contractor.
  2. This contribution is not made from the funds of a political action committee.
  3. This contribution is not made from the funds of an individual registered as a county, state or federal lobbyist or a foreign agent, or an entity that is a county, state or federally registered lobbying firm or foreign agent.
  4. I am at least 18 years old.
  5. The funds I am donating are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.

Contribution limits per election cycle (legal limits, Judge Smith has set his own $150 limit):

$5,600 from an individual (excluding immediate family members)

$11,100 from a corporation, labor organization or association

Illinois Campaign Finance Disclosure Law

Any individual, trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation, or any other organization or group of persons which receives or spends more than $5,000 on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate or question of public policy, meets the definition of a political committee and must comply with all provisions of the Illinois Campaign Financing Act, including the filing of campaign disclosure reports.

The $5,000 threshold does not apply to political party committees. In addition, any entity other than a natural person that makes expenditures of any kind in an aggregate amount of more than $3,000 during any 12-month period supporting or opposing a public official or candidate must organize as a political committee. Every contribution is very much appreciated. Special requirement for contributions by an individual greater than $500:

Please be sure to provide us with your occupation and current employer. This is a requirement of Campaign Finance Disclosure law, and providing it now, will help us save time and money tracking it down later. Include it in the message field when you make your online donation via PayPal, or email it to us at