Gov. Pence makes first Superior Court Judge appointment

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Governor Mike Pence announced the appointment of Elizabeth Hurley to the St. Joseph Superior Court on Monday.

Hurley’s appointment will fill a seat on the St. Joseph Superior Court which will be vacated on March 31 when Judge Roland Chamblee, Jr. retires.

In a statement to the press released Monday afternoon, Pence said he was pleased to appoint Hurley because of her proven value in the court system.

“She has the character, life experiences and professional skills that make her a good fit for the position. Undoubtedly, Judge Hurley will continue to be a strong leader when she assumes her new role as Superior Court Judge,” said Pence.

The St. Joseph County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission submitted Hurley's name earlier this year, along with four others, to the Indiana governor for his decision.

Hurley is currently a St. Joseph Circuit Court Magistrate Judge, a position she has held since Jan. 2, 2012. Her resume also includes nine years working in the county prosecutor’s office in child support, family violence special victims unit and major crimes divisions, as well as give years doing private practice law.

She earned her J.D. from University of Notre Dame Law School and her B.A with honors from Villanova University.

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