Rush Superior Court Judge David Northam recently filed his declaration of candidacy for the office of Judge of the Circuit Court.

Northam graduated from Rushville High School in 1967 and from Hanover College in 1971. He received his law degree from I.U. Indianapolis in 1976.

After practicing in Kokomo, he returned to Rushville in 1978 and practiced with the firm of Earnest, Foster, Eder, Levi and Northam.

While practicing law, Northam served as county attorney and attorney for Rush Memorial Hospital and the Town of Carthage.

Northam was elected Rush County Court Judge in 1996, and spearheaded efforts to convert County Court to Superior Court.

He has lived most of his life in Rush County and now resides in Rushville, where he and his wife, Jan, have raised three children, Katie, Betsy and Joe.

In addition to serving the community in a judicial capacity, Northam has served on the boards of Main Street Christian Church, Rush County Chamber of Commerce, Rush County United Fund and Rush County Historical Society.

Professionally, he has served on the board of directors of the Indiana Judges’ Association and the Indiana Judicial Conference. He has served on the Special Courts and Civil Benchmark committees as well.

Northam was recently appointed to the Court of Management Committee for the purpose of formulating a plan for continued court functioning in the event of a major disaster.

Northam has completed the Indiana Judges’ Graduate Program and graduated from the Indiana Judicial College.

Northam said it is an honor to serve the citizens of Rush County as Judge of the Rush Superior Court.

“If granted the privilege of serving as Judge of the Rush Circuit Court I will continue to work hard and give every case before me fair and impartial consideration,” he said.

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