(ALLEN CO.) – The Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission is beginning the process of selecting a new superior court judge. A vacancy in Allen County will occur in January 2021 when Judge Thomas Felts retires from the Allen Circuit Court. However, the vacancy will be for the Allen Superior Court – Criminal Division because Judge Wendy Davis will be transitioning to the Allen Circuit Court after an unopposed election.
Commission Chairperson and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve David announced applications for the position are available online at courts.in.gov/5752.htm and must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by Friday, August 21 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).
The Commission was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1983. According to Indiana law, IC 33-33-2-32 to 33-33-2-45, the Commission is required to submit to the Governor “the three most highly qualified candidates from among all those eligible” for appointment when a vacancy arises. The current Commission consists of:
- Justice Steve David (Chairman)
- Ben Eisbart
- Robert Kruger
- Angie Moellering
- Dan Palmer
- Linda Polley
- Mark Terrell
The Commission will meet on August 31 and September 1 (if needed) to interview the applicants.