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Posted on: Mar 13, 2018

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee (MCJSC) conducted interviews of the incumbent trial court judges seeking retention on March 12-13.

  • After considering Judge Lisa Borges' qualifications and Judge Lisa Borges' performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Lisa Borges IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Linda Brown’s qualifications and Judge Linda Brown’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Linda Brown IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Sheila Carlisle’s qualifications and Judge Sheila Carlisle’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Sheila Carlisle IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge John MT Chavis II’s qualifications and Judge John MT Chavis II’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge John MT Chavis II IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Steven Eichholtz’s qualifications and Judge Steven Eichholtz’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Steven Eichcholtz IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Alicia Gooden’s qualifications and Judge Alicia Gooden’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Alicia Gooden IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Clayton Graham’s qualifications and Judge Clayton Graham’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Clayton Graham IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge John Hanley’s qualifications and Judge John Hanley’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge John Hanley IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Grant Hawkins' qualifications and Judge Grant Hawkins' performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Grant Hawkins IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Amy Jones’ qualifications and Judge Amy Jones’ performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Amy Jones IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge James Joven's qualifications and Judge James Joven's performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge James Joven IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Helen Marchal’s qualifications and Judge Helen Marchal's performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Helen Marchal IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge William Nelson's qualifications and Judge William Nelson's performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge William Nelson IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Clark Rogers' qualifications and Judge Clark Rogers' performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Clark Rogers IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Jose Salinas’ qualifications and Judge Jose Salinas' performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Jose Salinas IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Mark Stoner’s qualifications and Judge Mark Stoner’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Mark Stoner IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.
  • After considering Judge Heather Welch’s qualifications and Judge Heather Welch’s performance in office, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee finds that Judge Heather Welch IS qualified and SHOULD BE retained in office.


The names of these 17 judges will appear on the ballot in November for voters to determine whether or not they should each be retained.

The 14-member MCJSC was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2017 and is chaired by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa. Indiana code sec. 33-33-49-13.1 to 33-33-49-13.7 provides the framework for the duties and membership of the Committee.

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