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Holcomb appoints 2 women to judgeships

February 12, 2018

In his first judicial appointments of 2018, Gov. Eric Holcomb has tapped two attorneys with prosecutorial experience to serve in Elkhart and Tippecanoe counties.

Magistrate Judge Kristine A. Osterday was appointed an Elkhart Superior Court judge. She succeeds the late Judge Evan Roberts, who died in November 2017 after a battle with AML leukemia.

Kristen E. McVey was appointed judge in Tippecanoe Superior Court 5. She will succeed Judge Sean Persin who was appointed as Tippecanoe Circuit Judge and took office Jan. 1, 2018.

Osterday has previously worked as a deputy prosecutor in the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office and was in private practice before being appointed as magistrate judge. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University South Bend and a law degree from Valparaiso University Law School.

McVey joined the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office in 2002 and has been chief deputy prosecutor for the past 10 years. From 2005 to 2007, she served as chief deputy prosecutor in Carroll County. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and a law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Osterday and McVey will be sworn in at a date to be determined.  

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