Judge William A Baillargeon was first appointed to the Allegan County Courthouse to fill the remainder of the 48th Circuit Court term abandoned by Judge Harry A Beach. He served on that bench 2006-2008, and was then appointed on March 5, 2009 to fill the balance of Judge Stephen Sheridan‘s term, approved by voters in November 2010. He ran for and won reelection to a subsequent 6-year term in 2012 (2013-2019).
Judge Baillargeon’s sense of justice is conspicuously demonstrated through his service on the Board of Advisors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a program providing a voice to children involved in abuse and neglect cases. 
- William A Baillargeon’s profile on judgepedia.com
- Allegan Chamber of Commerce endorsement; 2010 campaign website (online: http://www.alleganjudge.com/).