Get To Know The Judges - Judges' Forum At IPFW

By Scott Sarvay
By Max Resnik

October 25, 2010 Updated Oct 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The elections are now 8-days away and the three candidates for Allen County Superior Court Judge participated in a forum on the IPFW Monday morning.

The Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics hosted the event, to help voters learn more about Incumbent Ken Scheibenberger, Prosecutor Wendy Davis and Attorney Lewis Griffin.

The three candidates were asked questions ranging from the use of mandatory minimums to the use of judicial discretion to how well the drug court has worked for Allen County.

According to Judge Scheibenberger who founded the drug court, it has been a great success. Attorney Lewis Griffin echoed that sentiment saying that the drug court doesn’t really need changes. Prosecutor Wendy Davis said she would like to start a program to help offenders get educated. She would like to see the use of ankle bracelets and the chance for earning a GED over the use of handcuffs and jail time.

Judge Scheibenberger wants voters to focus on his experience as a judge in Fort Wayne. He also pointed to the fact that he’s been here nearly all of his life. Wendy Davis hopes voters look at her record as a prosecutor fighting gangs and organized crime. For Lewis Griffin, he says his temperament and ability to work with people is what makes him the best candidate.

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