ST. JOSEPH CO. – The St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission is beginning the process of selecting a new superior court judge. Judge Steven L. Hostetler retired on September 3, 2021, creating a vacancy on the St. Joseph Superior Court.
Commission Chairman and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter announced applications for the positions are available online and must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by Tuesday, October 12 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern).
According to Indiana law, the Commission is required to submit to the Governor “the five most highly qualified candidates from among those eligible” for appointment when a vacancy arises. Details on the Commission, including membership, are online.
The names of candidates applying for the office are confidential according to statute. The list of five nominees selected by the Commission is expected to be publicly announced sometime in November following confidential interviews.