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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission received 22 applications from attorneys and judges interested in becoming the state’s next Supreme Court justice.

The 16 women and six men are vying for a spot on the bench that will open up this year when Justice Frank Sullivan leaves to teach at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

The applicants are:
1.    Hon. Cale J. Bradford, Indiana Court of Appeals
2.    Hon. Elaine B. Brown, Indiana Court of Appeals
3.    Hon. Marla K. Clark, Johnson Circuit Court, Juvenile Division
4.    Mr. Thomas M. Fisher, Indianapolis
5.    Ms. Alicia A. Gooden, Indianapolis
6.    Hon. Frances M. Gull, Allen Superior Court
7.    Mr. Lyle R. Hardman, Granger
8.    Ms. Carol Nemeth Joven, Indianapolis
9.    Ms. Julia Church Kozicki, Noblesville
10.    Ms. Abigail Lawless Kuzma, Indianapolis
11.    Ms. Erin Reilly Lewis, Indianapolis
12.    Ms. Andrielle M. Metzel, Indianapolis
13.    Hon. Steven R. Nation, Hamilton Superior Court 1
14.    Ms. Karen R. Orr, Monticello
15.    Ms. Diane L. Parsons, Indianapolis
16.    Ms. Brenda A. Roper, Indianapolis
17.    Hon. Loretta H. Rush, Tippecanoe Superior Court 3
18.    Mr. Geoffrey G. Slaughter, Indianapolis
19.    Hon. Elizabeth F. Tavitas, Lake Superior Court
20.    Hon. Marianne L. Vorhees, Delaware Circuit Court 1
21.    Hon. Mary G. Willis, Henry Circuit Court 1
22.    Mr. John P. Young, Indianapolis


The commission will release a list of the candidates who will be interviewed July 6, with public interviews taking place July 17 – 18. Semi-finalists will be interviewed Aug. 8 – 9. After the semi-finalists are interviewed, the Judicial Nominating Commission selects three names to send to the governor for selection.



 

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