The St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced five finalists for an upcoming judicial vacancy.
The following five individuals are in the running to succeed Judge John M. Marnocha, who is retiring in February:
- Kenneth Biggins Jr.
- Magistrate Judge Keith Doi
- David Francisco
- Christopher Fronk
- Magistrate Judge Matthew Raper
The commission announced the finalists Wednesday evening after conducting interviews with applicants earlier in the day.
The names of the finalists will now go to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who will have 60 days to select one to fill the vacancy.