« Ind. Courts - Changes in Tippecanoe court makeup | Main | Ind. Decisions - Reactions to recent Indiana Supreme Court disciplinary opinion »

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Marla Clark wins new Johnson County judge seat"

Vic Ryckaert reports in the Indianapolis Star:

Republican voters tapped Marla Clark to be the first judge of the newly created Johnson Superior Court 4.

Clark won 57 percent of the votes, defeating Joe Villanueva, who claimed 43 percent. * * *

In this Republican-dominated county, Clark is almost assured of becoming the county's first new judge since 1997.

Clark, 42, has served as Johnson County's juvenile court magistrate for nine years. She's mother of four and a graduate of Center Grove High School, Indiana University and the University of Houston.

Villanueva, 38, has been a Johnson County deputy prosecutor for 14 years and currently serves as chief deputy.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 7, 2014 08:19 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts