By Karen Kennedy
Long-time Carmel City Court Judge Brian Poindexter announced on Oct. 1 that he intends to run for Hamilton County Superior Court.
Poindexter has served as the Judge of Carmel City Court since 2009, when he was appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels. He was re-elected in 2011.
“I am committed to continue serving the citizens of Hamilton County in this manner. To that end, I intend to be the Republican Party’s candidate of choice for the Judge of Hamilton County Superior Court 3 in May of 2014,” Poindexter said in a statement. “Hamilton County is an extraordinary community. It is not only where I have chosen to live and raise a family but where I recognize that I can best serve the public.”
Poindexter will file after the first of the year, and his name will appear on the May primary ballot. He will run for the seat currently held by Judge William Hughes.
“I have been an active member of the Hamilton County community for more than 20 years. I have invested both my time and energy in securing the future of Hamilton County by volunteering with numerous youth sports programs and a host of civic groups and charitable organizations,” Poindexter said.
Prior to his tenure at the city court, Poindexter worked for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the law firm of Harrison and Moberly. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.
He has also served on the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Poindexter lives in Carmel with his wife, Anne Hensley Poindexter, who also is an attorney and works for Campbell Kyle Proffitt. Their daughter is a senior at Carmel High School.