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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Former judge Tim Crowley picked for Knox Co. council seat"

Jenny McNeece of the Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports today:

Retired Superior Court I Judge Tim Crowley on Saturday was chosen by local Democratic Party leaders to fill the at-large county council seat left open after the death of Steve Thais last month.

Thirty precinct committeemen gathered at City Hall for a party caucus, and it took just one ballot for Crowley to secure a majority of their votes. * * *

Crowley, who chose not to seek re-election as judge last year, said he considered Thais, who held the at-large seat for more than a decade, a “friend and good guy.”
It was only upon his untimely death, Crowley said, that he considered throwing his hat in the ring.

“Had he lived, I wouldn't have given running a second thought,” he said, his wife Sandra by his side. “This was a situation where we experienced a terrible tragedy.
"But I also saw an opportunity where I could help the county," Crowley said. I have a lot of experience at the courthouse, I'm on a first-name basis with the county council members, and I know the commissioners."

Crowley served three terms — 18 years — on the bench.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 28, 2015 06:24 PM
Posted to Indiana Government