Fifteen people have applied to be the next Indiana Supreme Court justice, the high court announced Friday. They are vying to replace Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, who will leave the bench March 4.
Of those 15 applicants, six are currently judges. The applicants come from all over the state, with the majority based in central Indiana. Two of the applicants – Marion Superior Judge Robyn Moberly and Indianapolis attorney Karl Mulvaney – were finalists for the vacancy to fill Justice Theodore Boehm’s spot. Steven David, a Boone Circuit judge, was selected by the governor.
The applicants are:
• Hon. Robert R. Altice, Jr., Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 2
• Hon. Cynthia J. Ayers, Marion Superior Court, Civil Division 4
• Hon. Cale J. Bradford, Indiana Court of Appeals
• Hon. Maria D. Granger, Floyd Superior Court 3
• Mr. Mark S. Massa, Indianapolis
• Ms. Patricia C. McMath, Indianapolis
• Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Court, Civil Division 5
• Mr. Karl L. Mulvaney, Indianapolis
• Mr. Rory O’Bryan, Indianapolis
• Hon. Michael N. Pagano, Lake Superior Court, County Division 3
• Ms. Mary K. Reeder, Indianapolis
• Mr. Steven R. Schultz, Columbus
• Ms. Jane A. Seigel, Indianapolis
• Mr. Les C. Shively, Evansville
• Ms. Rebecca A. Trent, West Lafayette
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will conduct first-round interviews Feb. 8 and 9 in Room 319 of the Statehouse. The commission will narrow down the field and interview the semi-finalists Feb. 22 and then send three names to the governor for selection. After receiving the finalists’ names, Gov. Mitch Daniels has 60 days to select the next justice.