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Press release: Finalists for Jones vacancy (Marion)

For Immediate Release | January 18, 2022

Selection Committee names finalists for Marion County judicial position

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee announced three nominees to fill an upcoming judicial vacancy. The Committee unanimously selected the following finalists for the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Mark Jones:

  • Magistrate Danielle P. Gaughan
  • Charles Miller
  • Magistrate Kelly M. Scanlan

On January 18, the Committee interviewed thirteen candidates and then met in executive session to deliberate. According to Indiana law, the Committee is required to submit to the Governor “the three most qualified candidates” for appointment when a vacancy arises. Upon receiving the list, Governor Holcomb has 60 days in which to make an appointment to the Marion County courts. Details on the Committee, including membership, are online.