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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Clark Co. incumbent [judges] swept from office"

Dalton Main reports this morning at WDRB.com:

INDIANAPOLIS (WDRB/AP) -- Democrat voters in Clark County swept two incumbent circuit judges and an incumbent county commissioner out of office in the Tuesday primary election. They also chose not to nominate a retired and senior judge for the county clerk's race. The moves mean that names familiar in county politics for decades will likely not appear on the general election ballot in November.

Newcomer Laura Harbison defeated Circuit Court No. 2 incumbent judge Jerry Jacobi. Jacobi is the judge who had oversight of the troubled Drug Court program suspended by the state supreme court. It also is the subject of a federal lawsuit and continuing review by the state. It was too early Tuesday to say if the scandal involving Drug Court led to Jacobi's defeat.

Challenger Andrew Adams defeated Circuit Court No. 1 judge Daniel Moore. Republicans did not field candidates for the circuit judge positions in the primary. The GOP could nominate candidates no later than June 30.

Challenger Susan Popp defeated retired and senior judge Steven Fleece for the Democrat nomination for county clerk; Popp will face Republican Kelly Harrod in the fall. Harrod ran unopposed in the primary.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 7, 2014 07:52 AM
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