40 apply to fill 3 pending Marion County judge vacancies

Forty Indianapolis attorneys and judicial officers have submitted their names for consideration to fill three upcoming vacancies in the Marion County courts.

The 40 legal professionals submitted applications to replace retiring Judges Thomas Carroll and Becky Pierson-Treacy, Democrats, and Michael Keele, a Republican, whose terms expire at the end of 2018. The recently created Marion County Judicial Selection Committee will interview applicants and send three names per vacancy – for a total of nine names — to Gov. Eric Holcomb for consideration.

The applicants are:

• James Ammeen
• Michele Anderson
• Melissa Arvin
• Magistrate Marshelle Broadwell
• Senior Judge Beth Butsch
• Amber Collins Gebrehiwet
• Matthew Dodson
• Magistrate Geoffrey Gaither
• Charnette Garner
• Magistrate Danielle Gaughan
• Jeffrey Gill
• Jenice Golson-Dunlap
• Judge Garland Graves, Warren Township Small Claims Court
• Christopher Hagenow
• Magistrate Christopher Haile
• Commissioner Therese Hannah
• Lawrence Hansen
• Anne Harrigan
• Jennifer Harrison
• Peter Haughan
• Carl Hayes
• David Hennessy
• Magistrate Jennifer Hubartt
• Magistrate Ronnie Huerta
• Magistrate Mark Jones
• Scott Kreider
• Cindy Lasher
• Magistrate Jeffrey Marchal
• Dianna Mejia
• Charles Miller
• Magistrate Mark Renner
• Magistrate Jason Reyome
• Jacob Rigney
• Jennifer Ruby
• David Seiter
• Charles Smith
• Mark Sullivan
• Matthew Symons
• Terrance Tharpe
• Beth White

The committee, chaired by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa, will publicly meet April 30, then will reconvene in executive session to determine which of the 40 applicants will be asked to sit for an interview. The interviews, which will be held May 21 and 22 at the Indiana Statehouse, will mark the first time the committee has met to interview applicants to fill judicial vacancies.

The 14-member committee met for its very first interviews last month, when it recommended 17 Marion County judges for retention.

Once interview candidates for the three vacancies are selected, the interview process will be open to the public. This month’s public meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in room 156A of the statehouse, while the interviews will be held in Room 319.

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