21 apply for Indiana Supreme Court vacancy

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission announced Friday that 21 people applied to succeed Justice Robert Rucker on the Indiana Supreme Court vacancy. The candidates are:

•    Mr. Dale W. Arnett, Winchester, Indiana
•    Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael, Clark Circuit Court 4
•    Mr. Stephen R. Creason, Indianapolis, Indiana
•    Mr. Ralph E. Dowling, Muncie, Indiana
•    Hon. Peter R. Foley, Morgan Superior Court 1
•    Hon. Christopher M. Goff, Wabash Superior Court
•    Hon. Clayton A. Graham, Marion Superior Court, Criminal Div. 7
•    Hon. Maria D. Granger, Floyd Superior Court 3
•    Ms. Elizabeth C. Green, Indianapolis, Indiana
•    Mr. Lyle R. Hardman, South Bend, Indiana
•    Ms. Leslie C. Henderzahs, Fishers, Indiana
•    Hon. Steven L. Hostetler, St. Joseph Superior Court
•    Hon. Matthew C. Kincaid, Boone Superior Court 1
•    Hon. Larry W. Medlock, Washington Circuit Court
•    Ms. Jaime M. Oss, La Porte, Indiana
•    Mr. Bryce D. Owens, Pendleton, Indiana
•    Mr. William N. Riley, Indianapolis, Indiana
•    Mr. Peter J. Rusthoven, Indianapolis, Indiana
•    Mr. Andrew U. D. Straw, Schaumburg, Illinois
•    Rep. Thomas M. Washburne, Evansville, Indiana
•    Ms. Leanna K. Weissmann, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Rucker will retire this spring after 26 years on the bench. Initial candidate interviews will take place March 20-22 with semifinalists interviewed April 17-19. Gov. Eric Holcomb will select the next justice from three finalists chosen by the commission.

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