Davis Beats Scheibenberger in Close Superior Court Judge Race

By Megan Trent

November 2, 2010 Updated Nov 2, 2010 at 11:45 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - In a very close race for Allen County Superior Court Judge, Prosecutor Wendy Davis has triumphed over incumbent Judge Ken Scheibenberger.

Less than five percentage points separated the two front front runners. The results were finalized just before 10:00 p.m., and it appears Scheibenberger ended up with just over 42% of the vote while Davis walked away with almost 47%. Attorney Lewis Griffin ended his campaign run in third place, getting less than 11% of votes.

Since judges aren't affiliated with any specific political party, Davis and her supporters gathered at Chappell's restaurant on West Jefferson Tuesday evening. We caught up with Allen County's newest Superior Court Judge as she watched the election results come in.

"There are so many people in Allen County that believed in me and I want to thank them. I want to thank the voters of Allen County," Davis said. "My goal is to move it forward and get serious and get tough and become a good judge."

It was a tough night for many incumbents, and this race was no different. The runner-up, Scheibenberger, was an Allen County Superior Court Judge for more than 18 years.

When asked about her opponent, Davis said she really admires him and appreciates what he's done for Allen County, but said it's time to move forward and address issues in new and innovative ways.

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