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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ind. Courts - Governor Pence appoints Jeffrey Sanford to St. Joseph Superior Court [Updated]

WNDU16 has the brief story. Sanford will fill the seat of Judge Jerome Frese, who has retired.

[Updated at 5:02 PM] Here now is a longer story headed "Jeffrey Sanford named Superior Court judge to replace Jerome Frese," by Christian Sheckler, in the South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:

Sanford has served since last year as a St. Joseph Superior Court magistrate. Before that, he ran his own law firm and worked as a criminal defense lawyer.

He also served as a deputy city attorney for South Bend, where he frequently defended city police officers against allegations of misconduct, and as a deputy county prosecutor. In 2014, he ran as a Republican for prosecutor against Democrat Ken Cotter, who won the election.

"I look forward to serving the citizens of St. Joseph County," Sanford said Wednesday afternoon. When asked if any specific qualifications helped him to earn the spot on the bench, Sanford said every candidate for the job was qualified to be a judge, though he noted his many years of trial experience.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 17, 2016 12:32 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts