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Press release: Finalists for Hawkins vacancy (Marion)

For Immediate Release | May 10, 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 retirement of Judge Grant W. Hawkins:

  • Mark Kamish
  • Linda Major
  • Magistrate Jeffrey Marchal

On May 9-10, the Committee interviewed 23 candidates. After deliberating in an executive session, the Committee publicly voted to send the three nominees to the Governor. According to Indiana law, the Committee is required to submit to the Governor “the three most highly 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.