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Marion County Judicial Selection (2020)

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.

For more information about how judges are selected and retained in Marion County see Indiana Code 33-33-49-13.1 to 33-33-49-13.7 and the committee's Policies and Procedures.


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.

Applications available for judicial positions in Marion County

(October 20, 2020, press release)

Application Instructions for the Marion Superior Court

(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.

Selection Committee names nominees for Marion County judicial positions

(September 2, 2020, press release)

Interviews set for Marion County judicial positions

(August 27, 2020, press release)

Marion County judicial applicant interviews August 31 - September 2

(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.

Applications available for judicial positions in Marion County

(February 14, 2020, press release)

Application Instructions for the Marion Superior Court

(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.

Marion County judges qualified by Commission

(March 9, 2020, press release)

Marion County judicial incumbent interviews scheduled

(February 13, 2020, press release)

Marion County Judicial Selection Committee to meet

(January 17, 2020, press release)

Applications & Instructions for Incumbent Judges

(January 6, 2020)


Contact

Henry Flores
Office of Judicial Administration
317-234-7155
henry.flores@courts.in.gov