5 magistrates, 1 private attorney named finalists for 2 Marion Co. vacancies

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The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee has chosen its top candidates to fill two judicial vacancies.

After considering 21 candidates, the six finalists announced Friday will now go to Gov. Eric Holcomb for consideration to fill the seats of Judge Elizabeth Ann Christ and Judge Marcel Pratt Jr. after their retirements.

Finalists for the Christ vacancy include:

  • Magistrate Judge Pauline Beeson
  • Magistrate Judge Kelly Scanlan
  • Philip Sheward

Finalists for the Pratt vacancy include:

  • Magistrate Judge Stefanie Crawford
  • Magistrate Judge Melanie Kendrick
  • Magistrate Judge Tara Melton

Once Holcomb officially receives the list of finalists, he will have 60 days to appoint the two new judges.

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