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Meet Julianne Havens: Future La Porte County Circuit Court Judge?

Meet Julianne Havens, Candidate(R) for La Porte County Circuit Court Judge. Join us Thursday, April 4th at 7PM Central time, when we get an opportunity to sit down with an interesting and experienced candidate. Judge is one of the most important and critical elected positions in our government, so I want to ensure that we get an opportunity to meet all of the candidates for this position and get to know them. We ask all of our guests to send us a bio, which is included below: "Julianne Havens is running for LaPorte Circuit Court Judge. Julianne has been an attorney for 33 years. She was raised and helped on her parents’ farm. Julianne graduated from Valparaiso School of Law in 1991. She has been married to her husband, Bob, for 29 years, and together they’ve raised their two sons in LaPorte. Of her 33 years as an attorney, 28 years of her career have been prosecuting major felony crimes. She is currently a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney handling the higher felony offenses in Circuit Court. In total, Julianne has prosecuted crimes in: LaPorte county for 16 years; 4 years in St. Joseph county (and served as the sex crimes unit supervisor); and 8 years in Starke County, of which 6 of those years she was the Prosecuting Attorney (elected). As the head Prosecutor, Julianne managed the budget, employees, wrote and was awarded grant funding, and initiated the formation of Starke county’s first community corrections - all while maintaining a full criminal case load. In addition, Julianne has previously worked as a civil attorney for 6.5 years, and served as a LaPorte county public defender for 3.5 years. Overall, she has litigated approximately 150 jury trials successfully for the State in her prosecuting career. If elected, Julianne looks forward to bringing her experience, fairness, integrity, and knowledge of the law to the bench to serve LaPorte county."

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