Gov. Holcomb Announces Judicial Appointment for Hancock County Circuit Court Vacancy

December 8, 2017–INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced R. Scott Sirk as his appointment to the Hancock County Circuit Court. Judge Sirk will succeed Judge Richard D. Culver who retired in October 2017.

Judge Sirk is currently commissioner for the Hancock County courts and has served in that position for the past eight years. A native Hoosier, Judge Sirk has a wide breadth of legal experience, including his previous service as chief deputy prosecuting attorney for Hancock County, a public defender and a part-time commissioner in Hamilton County—in addition to his years in private practice.

Judge Sirk earned a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He will be sworn in as Hancock County circuit court judge on a date to be determined.

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