Magistrate judge appointed to Johnson Superior Court 3 vacancy

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A magistrate judge has been selected to fill a Johnson County judicial vacancy.

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Thursday announced the appointment of Douglas B. Cummins as the newest judge of Johnson County Superior Court 3.

Cummins fills the vacancy left by Judge Lance Hamner, who resigned in February to enter the Republican primary race for Johnson County prosecutor, according to the Daily Journal.

Cummins has served as the magistrate judge in the Johnson County Superior Courts since 2015.

Prior to joining the bench, Cummins spent two years in private practice after serving 12 years as a deputy prosecutor in Johnson County. He also served in the United States Air Force for 10 years before becoming an attorney.

Cummins earned his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park.

A swearing in for Cummins will take place at a later date, according to the governor’s office.

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