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Monday, June 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - And what about Allen County?

On June 8th the ILB posted an entry headed ""Thomas Stefaniak to become new Lake Juvenile Court judge" And what about Allen County?"

FWJG reporter Niki Kelly has just tweeted: "Gov. Mike Pence to name replacement for Allen Superior Judge Dan Heath today; will let you know as soon as I can."

Per the June 8th tweet: According to IC 33-33-2-43, the governor has 60 days to act. The three were selected April 26th:

FORT WAYNE – The Allen County judicial nominating commission picked three names Friday to send off to Indianapolis for the vacant Allen Superior Court judicial seat.

Those three include two currently-serving Allen County magistrates and a partner at a local law firm.

Allen Circuit Magistrate Craig Bobay, Allen Superior Court Magistrate Jennifer DeGroote and Michael Michmerhuizen, a partner at Barrett & McNagny, have been nominated to fill the seat of Allen Superior Judge Dan Heath.

Jon Murray has just tweeted:
Jon Murray ‏@indyJonMurray Gov. Pence has appointed Craig J. Bobay to fill a judge vacancy on Allen County Superior Court
From the news replease:
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence today announced the appointment of Craig J. Bobay to the Allen County Superior Court. The appointment of Bobay will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Family Relations Division Judge Stephen M. Sims on April 26, 2013 and subsequent transfer of Civil Division Judge Daniel G. Heath to the Family Relations Division.

“Craig Bobay is uniquely qualified to serve on the Allen County Superior Court, a court system in which he has played a valuable and integral role for more than 20 years,” said Governor Pence. “I am confident Craig’s academic background, experience, integrity, and heart for his community will enable him to continue to be a strong leader for Allen County and Indiana as he assumes his new role as Superior Court Judge.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 24, 2013 01:51 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts