located under judicial appointments in the Gubernatorial Appointments menu
located on the left-hand column.
To be considered
for judge of a superior court in Indiana, persons are required by law to be
a resident of the county in which the court is located and must be admitted
to practice law within the state, as specified in Indiana Code 33-29-1-3.
The criteria listed
in the application asks interested candidates to tell their current law
license status, the extent to which they practice law, any military and
judicial/trial experience, any public offices held, any legal proceedings
and a description of their physical health.
Jankowski said that
political parties are not a condition for the appointment. Alexa is a
Democrat while Holcomb is a Republican.
Office will be able to make known the identity of the applicants after the
application process is over, Jankowski said.
Alexa talks about
Alexa told the
Tribune he plans his last day as judge to be Oct. 3. If the Governor’s
Office does not decide an appointment by then, retired Superior Court 2
Judge Thomas Webber will fill in during the interim
A current resident
of Union Twp., Alexa himself replaced Webber when he retired in December
2002. Alexa was serving as the Fifth District State Senator for Indiana when
he was appointed by then-Governor Frank O’Bannon.
Alexa served 14
years as State Senator, beginning in 1988. A decade back, he worked as
deputy and chief deputy for the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office from 1975
to 1978. At one time, he was president of the Valparaiso Park Board.
“I’m proud to say
that I have worked in the three branches of government -- the executive
branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch,” said Alexa.
Alexa was reelected
as the incumbent judge in 2006 and again in 2012.
At age 76, he said
he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Joyce, who
recently retired from the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.
“It’s time. I want
to give someone else an opportunity to do it today. But I have enjoyed my 30
years in public service. I’m going to miss the people a lot and my staff.
It’s a fun place to come to work every day,” Alexa said.