Lynch resigning from Marion Circuit Court; governor accepting applications for successor

The office of Gov. Eric Holcomb is now accepting applications to fill the vacancy that will be created on the Marion Circuit Court when Judge Sheryl Lynch resigns Dec. 31.

Holcomb’s office confirmed Lynch sent a letter of resignation to the governor but did not disclose the details of its contents.

The individual selected to fill the vacancy will serve until a successor is chosen in the next general election in November 2022.

Qualified applicants should complete and submit the judicial application no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 27. The application and more information can be found online.

Applications should be submitted preferably by email to [email protected] or by hard copy to Governor’s Office, Attention Joseph R. Heerens, State House Room 206, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

Lynch joined the Marion Circuit Court after she won the November 2014 election. She was the first African American and first woman to hold a seat on the circuit court. Upon winning the election, she told the Indianapolis Recorder, “I can’t believe it. Right now, the biggest thought I have every day is that I can’t believe God chose me.”

In August 2021, she notified the Indiana Supreme Court she was temporarily stepping down to take a medical leave of absence.

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