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Friday, August 15, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Davis resigns as Harrison County judge"

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal reports this evening in a story that begins:

Roger Davis, the Harrison Superior Court judge who announced suddenly last month that he’s not seeking re-election, has resigned, effective Aug. 23, to accept another job.

The Indiana Supreme Court has appointed former Harrison Circuit Judge Curtis Eskew Jr. to serve as judge pro tempore, leaving Gov. Mike Pence the option to appoint someone — most likely a member of the Republican party — to finish the term through 2014.

Davis, a Democrat, made no public announcement about the latest move and didn’t offer additional comment when contacted by email and phone. He forwarded an email he’d sent to Chief Justice Brent Dickson on Tuesday notifying him he’d informed Pence of the resignation. He said, “It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the people of my home, the people of Harrison County, as a judge.

“It has been a unique honor to be a member of the Indiana Judiciary,” he added. “I have resigned to accept another professional position.”

Court administrators contacted Eskew, a fellow Democrat, earlier this week to ask him if he would serve and he accepted.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 15, 2014 07:12 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts