MUNCIE, Ind. — Judi L. Calhoun, a local attorney for 27 years and a former chief deputy prosecutor, has announced she will be a candidate for judge of Delaware Circuit Court 1.
Calhoun's name will appear on the Republican Party's primary ballot on May 3.
She was a deputy prosecutor in Delaware County for 18 years, including four years as the county's first female chief deputy prosecutor. During those years, she "prosecuted all types of cases from murders to misdemeanors," according to a release.
Calhoun also "prosecuted child abuse and molest cases as well a juvenile delinquency cases" for many years.
Prior to her years as a deputy prosecutor, Calhoun was in private practice. She is now a trial attorney for the Indiana Department of Child Services, "helping the most vulnerable victims," the release said.
"Throughout my professional career, I have been a leader in many organizations hoping to make the practice of law and my community better," Calhoun said.
That service has included stints as president of the Muncie Bar Association and the Indiana Bar Foundation and three terms on the Indiana State Bar Association's board of governors.
"Serving as judge has always been my dream and when elected I will be able to continue to serve this community by applying the rule of law with respect and dignity," Calhoun said.
Marianne Vorhees, Delaware Circuit Court's 1 judge since 2002, will retire from the bench at year's end.
Muncie City Court Judge Amanda Dunnuck, a Democrat, has also announced she will be a candidate to succeed Vorhees.
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Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at email@example.com.
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