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Houchin new chair of Indiana prosecutors group

IL Staff
June 25, 2014
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The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council has elected Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin as chairman of its board of directors.

IPAC announced Tuesday that Houchin will replace outgoing chairman Jarrod Holtsclaw of Greene County. The group also elected its other officers at its recent summer conference in Bloomington. The county prosecutors and their deputies received updates at the conference on the new criminal code as well as sessions on ethics, caselaw, elder abuse and other topics. Nearly 230 elected and appointed prosecutors attended.

Vice chairman of the board is now William C. Hartley Jr., Wabash County prosecutor, and secretary/treasurer is Daniel S. Murrie, Daviess County prosecutor. Holtsclaw is the outgoing IPAC board chairman.

Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey L. Arnold was elected for a first term to the board of directors. The remaining board of directors of the IPAC are elected prosecutors: Terry R. Curry, Marion County; Christopher G. Gaal, Monroe County; Christopher E. Harvey, Adams County; John F. Sievers, Knox County; and Steven D.Stewart, Clark County.

IPAC  is a non-partisan, independent state judicial branch agency that supports the state's 91 proseuctors and their chief deputies. It recently worked with the General Assembly on the state's overhaul of the criminal code.

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