Local Attorney Andrew Johnson has filed to run for the second Daviess County Family Court Judge seat that will be on the ballot in November. He is the first to file for the newly created position, which will not have a primary race. Three candidates are vying for the first Family Court judgeship.
The seat Johnson has filed his candidacy for was created by House Bill 214 during the General Assembly session earlier this year. The seat will technically be for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Family Division 4.
“This position has been badly needed for quite some time as the current workload has been more than one judge should be able to handle,” Johnson said.
He said the people in the court are the people who make up the community and with his experience as a lifelong resident he wants to make a positive impact if elected to the position.
Johnson said a main priority is to lessen the courtroom workload and ensure fair and just judgments.
He said will draw on his nearly two decades of courtroom experience that includes a focus on family law.
In addition to his experience, Johnson said he will work to systemically resolve disputes so that litigants can move on with their lives, continue to build strong relationships with court partners like CASA, and establish a friendly and efficient second Family Court that will serve the needs of the people of Daviess County.
“I am confident that I can create a Family Court that is efficient, and ready to serve the needs of our families,” Johnson said.
Anyone who files for the Family Division 4 seat will be included on the November ballot since it was not created in time to have a primary.
The primary race for Family Division 3 will take place on May 17 and will feature three candidates. The two who receive the most votes will advance to the November General Election. Any of those three, regardless of whether they advance out of the primary, may choose to run instead for the Family Division 4 seat.