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Monday, November 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - John Feighner elected Judicial Nominating Commission district three representative

On Nov. 20th the Court's public information office announced:

John O. Feighner has been elected to serve as the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission district three representative. Feighner was elected by attorneys to fill a vacancy that will occur December 31 when attorney John Ulmer's term expires.

District three is made up of Allen, Benton, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Warren and Whitley counties. Ballots were sent to attorneys eligible to vote in district three. The Clerk of the Appellate Courts collected the ballots and certified Feighner garnered 608 votes, John E. Hughes garnered 566 votes and Jay A. Rigdon garnered 142 votes.

ILB: The Indiana Judicial Qualifications/Nominating Commission is chaired by the Chief Justice. Here is the current membership.

Three "non-attorney citizen" members are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. (See IC 33-27-2-1) These terms are staggered and each of the appointees represents a different judicial district.

Three attorney members are elected by the attorneys of the state, per IC 33-27-2-2 and 3.

Neither the citizen nor attorney commissioner is eligible for successive reappointment or reelection.

The news release does not point out that this is Mr. Feigner's third term on the Commission. Although members may not be elected for successive terms, they may serve for multiple terms. As this chart, which has not yet been updated, shows, this is Mr. Feigner's third term representing the 3rd District.

This Sept. 28, 2010 ILB post includes additional resources.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 24, 2014 08:32 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts