Geoff Bradley, a deputy prosecutor in the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office specializing in felony cases, is running as a Democrat in the May primary election, seeking to replace retiring Monroe Circuit Judge Teresa Harper.

During a 23-year career, he has "demonstrated a commitment to professionalism, a fair and even-handed approach, integrity and impartiality,” Bradley said in a news release. “My experiences have fully prepared me to meet the expectations, challenges and needs of the position.”

Bradley has worked in the local prosecutor’s office for 13 years, and is a criminal law instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. After earning a law degree from Indiana University, Bradley worked as an assistant prosecutor in Clinton County, Ohio, where he oversaw juvenile and adult cases and facilitated child support enforcement, tax foreclosures and bankruptcies.

In Ohio, he served on the boards of the Clinton County YMCA, Rural Legal Aid Society and the Hot Hoops mentoring program. He worked two years as an assistant director for the Office of Residence Life at the University of Kentucky, overseeing student conduct in campus residences. He returned to Bloomington in 2003, and is involved with the Arlington Heights Elementary PTO, Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus, Read for 200, Second Baptist Church, Don Owens Memorial Lodge 88, Stone City Lodge 54, Bloomington Elks Lodge 446, and the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.

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