Daniels: ‘It’s terrific’ Rush was chosen

FILE - Former Tippecanoe County Judge Loretta Rush was named Indiana's first female chief justice Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (WLFI File Photo)
FILE - Former Tippecanoe County Judge Loretta Rush was named Indiana's first female chief justice Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (WLFI File Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The man who appointed a Tippecanoe County judge to the Indiana Supreme Court is not surprised she has been named chief justice.

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Loretta Rush to the court in 2012. Rush has 30 years of legal experience, including 14 years as the juvenile court judge here in Tippecanoe County.

Daniels said he knew Judge Rush would do great things on the court. However, he didn’t know this opportunity would happen so fast for her.

“Hoosiers may not know how strong the reputation of the Indiana Supreme Court has become over the last 20 years,” Daniels said. “It’s terrific to know someone of the quality of character of Judge Rush will be leading the court so that we can maintain that reputation.”

Justice Rush is expected to take office later this month. Current Chief Justice Brent Dickson announced in June that he would step down as chief justice, but will remain an associate justice.

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