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Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series
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Amy Maher
President

Amy Maher

Amy Maher is a 2011 Graduate of the Lincoln Series.  She is a native of Alton and still resides in Madison County.  A 1985 graduate of Cornell College in Iowa, Amy majored in Politics and International Relations, and served one year as the President of the Cornell College Republicans.  In 1988, she graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and accepted a one year clerkship with the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, where she worked with a felony trial court judge.  In 1989, Amy moved home, and began working as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Madison County.  During her tenure as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Amy worked in the Juvenile, Felony and Misdemeanor/Traffic Divisions, and worked with several multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of child abuse, domestic violence and animal cruelty.  In 2013, Amy started working as the Program for Director Catholic Charities Legal Services in the Springfield Diocese.  In her new position she is responsible for establishing a brand new program providing legal services for the indigent, utilizing a network of pro bono attorneys. 

Amy serves as a Precinct Committeeman and is the Secretary of the Madison County Republican Party.  In 2008, she was a delegate for Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.  She has done grassroots work on numerous political campaigns.  In August of 2011, she was appointed Deputy State Central Committeeman for the 19th District. 
 

Raised in a family that was civically, as well as politically, active, Amy also volunteers with a number of charitable organizations.  She is a past board member of the Metro East Humane Society, the Corporate Board of Catholic Charities for the Springfield Diocese and the Board of Directors for Noah’s Wish, Inc. 
 

Amy is married to Roger Smith, the Chief Deputy Coroner for Madison County.  They live on a farm with a variety of rescued animals.

                             
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