December 1, 2021


Through Education Matters

Uhe, Haine vie for state’s attorney’s publish

EDWARDSVILLE — The 1st assistant state’s lawyer for Madison County is dealing with a problem from a former Military captain who served in the Choose Advocate General’s business office on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Crystal Uhe, 38, a Democrat, of Edwardsville, is facing Thomas Haine, 35, an Alton Republican, in the battle for Madison County State’s Lawyer. Tom Gibbons currently holds that publish and is leaving it to seek out a judgeship.

Uhe is a vocation prosecutor. Haine prosecuted circumstances even though serving in the Army.

Uhe cites her practical experience as a lifelong resident of Madison County who has committed her total occupation to community support.

“Having began out as an intern in the State’s Attorney’s Office 15 a long time ago, I have worked my way up through the workplace, serving as an assistant state’s legal professional in approximately just about every division in the office environment such as turning out to be supervisor for the Traffic and Misdemeanor Division, the Standard Felony Division, the Violent Crimes Division,” she explained. “And now I am currently the First Assistant State’s Lawyer where I supervise the day to day functions of above 55 workforce.

“Having served in these roles I am uniquely qualified for the State’s Attorney’s Place,” Uhe stated. “Madison County needs and deserves to have a educated, knowledgeable and seasoned individual as their main regulation enforcement officer, and I will continue on to hold Madison County protected and guarantee that every person will obtain total, equivalent accessibility to justice.”

Haine reported he has practical experience prosecuting crimes in his navy occupation, in the course of which he also served as an assistant U.S. Attorney.

“In the U.S. Army, I took a pledge to protect the Constitution of the United States, an oath I try to uphold to this working day,” he stated. “As a particular assistant U.S. lawyer and felony prosecutor for the U.S. Military JAG Corps, I have effectively prosecuted criminals, offering justice for victims and trying to keep risky criminals off the streets.

“As your upcoming state’s attorney, I will proceed serving my community by implementing the legislation swiftly and justly,” he said. “I was born and elevated in Alton, went to St. Mary’s quality faculty and Marquette Higher College. Escalating up, I was blessed to notice my father, Invoice Haine, serve as our State’s Attorney and Condition Senator. He taught me the significance of strong, non-partisan leadership, to supply fair and neutral justice, and to guarantee the most effective curiosity of the neighborhood is the major precedence.”

Uhe stated her knowledge is directly connected to the workplace for which she is managing.

“My unparalleled knowledge is what qualifies me to be the next Madison County State’s Attorney. I am jogging for Madison County State’s Lawyer as a prosecutor not a politician,” she said. “I have more than 15 years of real encounter operating in and supervising this office environment. As opposed to my opponent who has never ever managed even one criminal situation in Madison County, I have prosecuted and convicted hundreds of criminals throughout my 15 yrs at the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Workplace.

”I have kept our communities risk-free by sending countless numbers of violent offenders to prison for 1st degree murder, predatory legal sexual assault, house Invasion, armed robbery and other violent crimes,” Uhe claimed. “As your prosecutor I have secured convictions in above 50 murder cases and I have never ever misplaced a murder demo.

“I have prosecuted violent crimes towards children and I am presently on the board of directors for the Youngster Advocacy Center. I am certified in gang prosecution and gang murder investigation,” she claimed. “I have properly prosecuted multiple cold situation murders. In recognition of my get the job done I was picked as the 2019 Prosecutor of the 12 months by the Major Circumstance Squad of Greater St. Louis. I am jogging mainly because when it comes to retaining our local community safe and sound, practical experience matters.”

Haine also cited his expertise as a prosecutor.

“A competent state’s legal professional will have to have working experience prosecuting prison cases and have the capability to direct a staff members of legal experts and assistance team with a singular aim of sustaining the rule of regulation,” he mentioned. “My intensive lawful encounter prosecuting crimes in armed service and federal courts, the management expertise I attained serving in the U.S. Army, and my deep roots in Madison County (I am a 5th generation resident) qualify me to provide as Madison County’s subsequent state’s attorney.

“While a captain in the U.S. Military Decide Advocate General’s Corps, I properly prosecuted felony scenarios in navy and federal courts,” he said. “The navy is a large neighborhood, and it was my job to supply justice for our servicemen and women of all ages. My legal prosecution working experience has bundled court docket-martial, sexual assault cases, baby abuse, and numerous other really serious crimes,” he claimed.

“I have been honored to acquired awards and honors through the program of my authorized occupation, such as:-Military Commendation Award for support as prosecutor(2 times) -U.S. Military Choose Advocate General’s Corps-Best Lawyers of The united states:Kinds to View Award-Very best Attorneys in The us 2020-21-W. Oliver Rasch Award for Legal Post of the Year-Missouri Bar Basis2019-Law Clerk, The Honorable Raymond Gruender-U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2018-2019-previous adjunct professor in Constitutional legislation, -U.S. Naval Academy, 2015-16. Moreover, my many years in the U.S.Military taught me management,” Haine assist.

“I was a member of the 10th Mountain Division, finished Air Assault Faculty, and was the most important lawful advisor for above a dozen commanders on equally felony and civil matters,” he mentioned. “I will never ignore the good lessons I acquired from these encounters and these heroic leaders,” he claimed.

Uhe is originally from Alhambra and attended Highland High College, graduating in 2000.

She attended Southeast Missouri State College and graduated 2004 with a bachelor’s diploma in psychology with a concentration in criminology, legal justice and political science. She gained a regulation diploma from St. Louis University, graduating in 2007.

Haine has a bachelor’s diploma, with honors, from Princeton University and Earned a legislation diploma from Washington College in St. Louis.