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State Court Administration > Programs & Projects > Judicial Retention 2014 Judicial Retention 2014

"The health of our entire legal system—both state and federal—depends on having a competent and independent state judiciary… How we choose our state judges, and how we decide whether to keep them in office or not, is of critical importance.”

—the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor
Retired Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

About Judicial Retention

  • Learn more about Indiana's Judicial Retention System »
  • Statutes regarding retention of Appellate Judges »
  • Supreme Court Justices, see Indiana Code 33-24-2
  • Court of Appeals Judges, see Indiana Code 33-25-2
  • Tax Court Judges, see Indiana Code 33-26-2
  • Results of the Indiana State Bar Association 2014 Judicial Retention Poll

    Judges up for Retention in 2014

    The following judges will appear on the November 2014 ballot for retention.

    Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush

    Indiana Supreme Court

    Loretta H. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in September 2012. She took the oath of office as Indiana's 108th Supreme Court Justice on November 7, 2012. She became Chief Justice on August 18, 2014.  Prior to her appointment, she was elected Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge and served for 14 years. As a Supreme Court Justice, Rush now serves as Chair of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana and the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity. She is on the Judicial Conference Juvenile Justice Improvement Committee, the Judicial Conference... Read More »

    View Judicial Opinions in cases heard by Justice Rush

    Justice Mark S. Massa

    Indiana Supreme Court

    Mark S. Massa was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in March 2012. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1961, Justice Massa moved to Indiana to pursue his education. He is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A. 1983) and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D. 1989). Justice Massa worked as a reporter for The Evansville Press after graduating from Indiana University. While attending law school, he worked as a speechwriter and deputy press secretary for Governor Robert Orr. Prior to his appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Massa served as the Executive Director... Read More »

    View Judicial Opinions in cases heard by Justice Massa

    Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III

    Court of Appeals of Indiana

    Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Indiana by Gov. Mitch Daniels and took his seat on Aug. 27, 2012. A native of Rhode Island, Judge Pyle graduated from Anderson University in 1992 with degrees in history and political science. Immediately following graduation from Anderson University, Judge Pyle began his studies for a Masters Degree at the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. This course of study focused on the “institutions and processes of public policy, the economic foundations of policy analysis, quantitative and... Read More »

    View Judicial Opinions in cases heard by Judge Pyle

    Judge Martha Blood Wentworth

    Indiana Tax Court

    Martha Blood Wentworth was appointed Judge of the Indiana Tax Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in January 2011. A native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Judge Wentworth has lived in Indiana most of her adult life. She attended Bennett College in Millbrook, New York (A.A.), and she graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree (1971), a master’s degree (1977), and her law degree cum laude also receiving the honorary Order of Barristers (1990). Prior to attending law school, she started her own business in Bloomington, and after graduating from law school, she began her legal career as law... Read More »

    View Judicial Opinions in cases heard by Judge Wentworth

    The Division of State Court Administration does not endorse the results of any surveys on judicial retention or the views expressed on any website outside the Indiana Judicial System web pages.