“In a group of admirable finalists, Judge Steven David stood out first for the breadth and diversity of his experience. In addition to a distinguished 15-year tenure on the bench, he spent years in business, on the receiving end of law and regulation. He compiled a highly decorated military career, during which he was tested in one of the most sensitive and challenging assignments imaginable,” said Daniels.
“Lastly, I heard from Steve David the clearest expression of commitment to proper restraint in jurisprudence, and to deep respect for the boundaries of judicial decision-making. He will be a judge who interprets rather than invents our laws,” said the governor.
"I look forward to working with the absolute best supreme court in the United States, the absolute best court of appeals, and all the trial judges and every lawyer. Most importantly, I look forward to serving the citizens of the state of Indiana. This was an opportunity to work in a different capacity. I believe my life is about public service. I have the upmost respect for the Constitution of our country and of this state," said David.