Candidate facing charges from JQC loses election

Tammy R. Davis, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judge Steven J. Cox of Franklin Circuit Court, appears to have lost her bid to take over Cox’s spot on the bench. According to unofficial numbers from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office Wednesday morning, Davis received around 4,500 votes; Cox received nearly 6,000 votes.

Davis faces seven disciplinary charges over statements she made about Cox’s release of David Ison to probation in July 2011.  According to the Indiana Judicial Qualifications Commission, Davis gave voters the incorrect impression that Ison would still have been in jail at the time when he killed five people in Laurel last year if not for Cox granting him release.

Davis practices law in Brookville.


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