First Steps

And so it begins.

With the miracles of modern technology and the help of skilled professions who know how to wield it, I inaugurate this weblog to document the 2017-2018 campaign of Chad Beckett for Circuit Judge.

You can read the details about who I am and the judicial position I am running for here.  Rather than recount all of that material, I’d like to spend this post looking forward discussing what is to come.

And what is to come?  A lot of campaigning!  Campaign stops at parades and picnics, fairgrounds and 5Ks, happy hours and house parties.  I will be taking my message to voters in 6 counties, 84 townships and  111 municipalities and unincorporated communities.

I plan to attend more than 100 gatherings within the Sixth Circuit over the next 15 months.  If the information made available through this blog, my website, and my Facebook page doesn’t afford you a reasonable time and place to meet and ask me questions about my campaign, then it can rightfully be said that I haven’t earned your vote.

To that end, the next gathering I plan to attend is The Champaign County Young Democrats Happy Hour on August 23, 2017 at 6 pm.

During the next four weeks, I also plan to participate in the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival, the Arthur Cheese Festival, the Urbana Labor Day Parade, the Arcola Broomcorn Festival and the Clinton Apple Pork Festival. Details for specifically where and when I will be to meet during these events will follow shortly.  Meanwhile, feel free to check out the contact page on my website or send an email to for more specific information.

I’d like to thank my good friend Marc Hanger of Pixel Architecture for getting this blog up and running.