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For Immediate Release: Feb 15, 2006
Governor appoints Jasper Circuit Court Judge

INDIANAPOLIS (February 15, 2006) – Governor Mitch Daniels announced today the appointment of John D. Potter as judge of the Jasper Circuit Court. He succeeds Judge E. Duane Daugherty, who retired effective February 1, 2006.

Potter has worked in private practice for nine years with a concentration in criminal law, family law, and probate. Since 2000, he has been a sole-practitioner in the Law Office of John D. Potter.

“John has diverse legal experience in state and federal courts. His peers hold him in high regard, and we believe he will do an outstanding job on behalf of the citizens of Jasper County,” said Daniels.

Potter received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana State University and a law degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis. He is currently chairman of the Jasper County Hospital Board of Directors and has served as a board member of the Jasper County Community Corrections Center. Since 2002, John has served as pro bono legal counsel for the Jasper County Youth Center.

Potter’s appointment will be effective February 17.