This page will be updated throughout the year with information about incumbent retention, vacancies, applicants and other news related to Marion County judicial selection in 2020.
Fall 2020 Vacancy
The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is beginning the process of selecting names to send to the Governor to fill a Republican vacancy on the Marion Superior Court. The vacancy will occur when Judge Lisa Borges retires on December 31, 2020.
(October 20, 2020, press release)
(October 20, 2020)
Spring 2020 Vacancies
Three judges decided not to seek retention 2020, creating 3 vacancies on the Marion Superior Court. Applications became available for attorneys to seek judicial office. Applicants were interviewed and evaluated by the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee, who recommended 3 finalists for each vacancy to the Governor. The Governor appoints a new judge or judges from among those finalists to fill the vacancy or vacancies.
(September 2, 2020, press release)
(August 27, 2020, press release)
(July 22, 2020, press release)
Marion County Judicial Vacancies - Application Deadline Extended and Interviews Rescheduled
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee extended the deadline for applications to fill the vacancies created by the end-of-year retirement of Judges David Dreyer, Barbara Crawford, and Marilyn Moores. The deadline of March 30, 2020 (announced on February 14) was postponed until June 19, 2020 at 4:00pm (EDT). The applicant interviews scheduled for May 18, 19, and 20, 2020 will be rescheduled to late August/early September, 2020.
(February 14, 2020, press release)
(February 14, 2020)
2020 Incumbent Retention
Sixteen Marion County judges in the Circuit & Superior Courts had terms that expire at the end of 2020. Those judges had until February 7 to indicate whether or not they wish to remain on the bench. The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee interviewed 13 incumbent judges and made a recommendation to the public about whether or not they should be retained in the November general election.
(March 9, 2020, press release)
(February 13, 2020, press release)
(January 17, 2020, press release)
(January 6, 2020)
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