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Start Date: 6/24/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/24/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence today announced the appointment of Craig J. Bobay to the Allen County Superior Court. The appointment of Bobay will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Family Relations Division Judge Stephen M. Sims on April 26, 2013 and subsequent transfer of Civil Division Judge Daniel G. Heath to the Family Relations Division. 

“Craig Bobay is uniquely qualified to serve on the Allen County Superior Court, a court system in which he has played a valuable and integral role for more than 20 years,” said Governor Pence. “I am confident Craig’s academic background, experience, integrity, and heart for his community will enable him to continue to be a strong leader for Allen County and Indiana as he assumes his new role as Superior Court Judge.”

A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, Bobay earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington. He has 22 years of experience practicing law in Allen County. Since 1997, he has served as a Magistrate in Allen County’s courts. He began his judicial career in the Allen Superior Court, and, in 2003, he was appointed as the Magistrate of the Allen Circuit Court by Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas Felts. With a broad range of cases, his docket consists of family, criminal and civil litigation. Completing the Indiana Graduate Program for Judges in 2007 and graduating from the Indiana Judicial College in 2008, Bobay has also served on a number of judicial- and bar-related boards and committees, including the Indiana Judges Association Board of Governors. Since 2010, he has served as a part-time instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in the College of Education and Public Policy.  

Active within his community, Bobay coached youth soccer and basketball teams for 30 years, volunteered within the St. Jude Catholic Church Parish and assisted the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhodes in organizing a northeast Indiana St. Thomas More Society, to bring together lawyers and judges of all faiths to promote mutual interaction of faith and culture in the realm of law and public policy. From 2006 to 2008, Bobay organized and worked on annual missions to Biloxi, Mississippi to help rebuild housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina. An avid distance runner, he has participated in a number of marathons and distance races. In 2007, he qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon. 

The Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission submitted Bobay’s name along with two others to Governor Pence for his consideration and appointment. 


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Allen County
Contact Information:
Name: Kara Brooks
Phone: 317-232-1622
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