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2022 Judicial Vacancy (Hawkins)

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is beginning the process of selecting a new superior court judge. Judge Grant W. Hawkins (Court 31, Major Felony, Criminal Division) will retire effective September 30, 2022, creating a Democratic party vacancy on the Marion Superior Court.

Following local court rules, the Marion Superior Court Executive Committee offered any sitting judge the opportunity to transfer courts. No transfers occurred, and the deadline has closed.

As of April 18, the Marion Superior Court Executive Committee has indicated that the vacancy will be in Court 31, Major Felony, Criminal Division.

Gov. Holcomb Announces a Judicial Appointment for Marion County Superior Court

(July 22, 2022 Governor's press release)

Letter to Governor Holcomb

(May 23, 2022)

Selection Committee names finalists for Marion County judicial position

(May 10, 2022 press release)

Marion County judicial applicant interviews May 9 - 10

(May 2, 2022 press release)


(April 25, 2022)

The following 23 individuals applied to fill the vacancy:

  • Ross Anderson
  • Gregory Bowes
  • Daniel Cicchini
  • Meagan Dial-McDonough
  • Matthew Giffin
  • Pamela Grant-Taylor
  • Judge Garland Graves (Washington Township Small Claims Court)
  • Valerie Harvey
  • Valerie Johnson
  • Mark Kamish
  • Magistrate Melanie Kendrick
  • Linda Major
  • Sherif Mansour
  • Magistrate Jeffrey Marchal
  • Charles Miller
  • Michael Moore
  • Jacob Rigney
  • Magistrate Kelly Scanlan
  • Magistrate James Snyder
  • Terrance Tharpe
  • Daniel Tomson
  • Nabeela Virjee
  • Katherine Zuran
Applications available for judicial position in Marion County

(March 24, 2022 press release)

Application & Instructions for Judicial Vacancy

(March 24, 2022)


David Kuhnz, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Communication, Education & Outreach