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15 apply to be next Tax Court judge

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Fifteen people want to be Indiana’s next Tax Court judge. Judge Thomas G. Fisher announced in August his plans to retire Jan. 1, 2011.

Six of the 15 applicants are women; three are currently judges, and none come from Northern Indiana. The applicants will have their first-round interviews before the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission beginning at 9 a.m. and going until 3:45 p.m. Sept. 27. Semi-finalist interviews are scheduled for Oct. 27.

The applicants are:

-    George Angelone, Indianapolis, Legislative Services Agency;

-    Michelle L. Baldwin, Fishers, Baldwin Legal Services;

-    Dan Carwile, Evansville, Peoples Savings Bank;

-    Hon. Carol Comer, Indianapolis, administrative law judge, Board of Tax Review;

-    Thomas Ewbank, Indianapolis, partner, Krieg DeVault;

-    Richard Hofmann, Noblesville;

-    Joby Jerrells, Bloomington;

-    Hon. Bruce Kolb, Fishers, administrative law judge, Department of Revenue;

-    Hon. Karen Love, Lizton, Hendricks Superior Court 3;

-    Marilyn Meighen, Carmel;

-    Joseph Pearman, Carmel;

-    Randle Pollard, Indianapolis;

-    Melony Sacopulos, Terre Haute, general counsel, Indiana State University;

-    Andrew Swain, Fishers, chief counsel, Revenue Division in the Indiana Attorney General’s Office;

-    Martha Wentworth, Greenwood, Deloitte Tax LLP
 

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