Friday, February 22, 2008
Judge Kenneth Johnson Files Against GOP Slate
Judge Kenneth H. Johnson has joined Judge Gary L. Miller in challenging the decision of GOP precinct committeepersons not to re-slate him for nomination to the Superior Court in the May primary. Judge John Hammel, who was also not slated last weekend by the GOP, did not file for the May primary. That means Republican voters will have ten judicial candidates from which to choose for the eight open slots on the Marion Superior Court. In a survey taken by the Indianapolis Bar Association, 82.6% of the respondents gave Judge Johnson a favorable recommendation, which is a higher rating than that earned by some of the other judicial candidates the GOP slated for the May primary. Democrats will have eleven judicial candidates running for their eight spots in the May primary. Also, Alex Murphy is challenging Louis Rosenberg, the Democratic slated candidate for Circuit Court judge, in the May primary. [Update: It looks like Alex Murphy has withdrawn. His name no longer appears on the list of circuit court judge candidates for Marion County]. Voters will have choices after all.