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Harvey, Diekhoff, Salzmann elected Monroe County Circuit Court Judges, Oliphant elected Monroe County Prosecutor

<p>A gavel is placed on its block in one of the courtrooms Feb. 11, 2017, at the Cuyahoga County Court House. Emily Salzmann, Holly Harvey and Mary Ellen Diekhoff were elected Monroe County Circuit Court Judges, and Erika Oliphant was elected Monroe County Prosecutor Nov. 8.</p>

A gavel is placed on its block in one of the courtrooms Feb. 11, 2017, at the Cuyahoga County Court House. Emily Salzmann, Holly Harvey and Mary Ellen Diekhoff were elected Monroe County Circuit Court Judges, and Erika Oliphant was elected Monroe County Prosecutor Nov. 8.

Emily Salzmann, Holly Harvey and Mary Ellen Diekhoff were elected Monroe County Circuit Court Judges, and Erika Oliphant was elected Monroe County Prosecutor Tuesday night. All four are Democrats.  

10th Judicial Circuit Number 1 

Holly Harvey, a Democrat, has been elected Monroe County Circuit Court Judge, No. 1. Harvey now serves as a circuit court judge, Division 6, according to the Circuit Court's website.  

Harvey ran unopposed; however, she defeated Darcie Fawcett, Alphonso "Al" Manns, and Michael Flory in the Democratic primary for the Indiana 10th Circuit Court in Monroe County, according to Ballotpedia

10th Judicial Circuit Number 4 

Democrat Mary Ellen Diekhoff has been elected Monroe County Circuit Court Judge, No. 4. Diekhoff ran unopposed. 

Diekhoff currently serves as a circuit court judge for District 5 and works as an adjunct instructor in criminal justice at IU, according to the department’s website. Diekhoff previously served as a deputy prosecutor for Monroe County and got her J.D. from IU’s Maurer School of Law, according to Ballotpedia

10th Judicial Circuit Number 7 

Democrat Emily Salzmann has been elected to serve Division Seven on the Monroe County Circuit Court with almost 62% of the vote when 90.9% of the votes were counted, beating Republican Carl Lamb.  

The position was previously held by Democrat Stephen Galvin, who chose not to run for re-election. 

Salzmann is an attorney and managing partner at Salzmann Law in Bloomington. She has recent judicial experience, having served as judge pro tempore 47 times. Salzmann also serves as president of her local bar association and says she is fluent in Spanish.  

Prosecuting Attorney 

Democrat Erika Oliphant has been re-elected as Monroe County Prosecutor after running unopposed.  

A graduate of the IU Maurer School of Law, this election marks Oliphant’s second term in office. 

According to her campaign website, Oliphant supports violent crime prevention, risk-based treatment programs and alternative sentencing. She believes people should only be incarcerated if they pose security threats.  

Oliphant has stated that she will not categorically refuse to prosecute abortions should they become illegal in Indiana, despite being personally supportive of abortion access. Her decision drew protesters to Oliphant’s office this summer. 

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