Monroe County Deputy Prosecutor Darcie Fawcett on Monday filed her candidacy for judge of the Monroe Circuit Court, seeking to fill one of three upcoming judicial vacancies.

Fawcett, a longtime prosecutor of felony cases, is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for the seat that comes open with the retirement of Judge Teresa Harper at the end of the year.

Fawcett's wide range of experience accumulated over decades of public service provides her with the perspective necessary to make the best possible decisions, she said in a news release.

"I am dedicated to serving Monroe County, as evidenced by the work I have done to ensure justice for all, especially the most vulnerable — our children and victims of crime," she said. "Serving as Circuit Court judge will allow me to apply my knowledge of the law to focus on matters that significantly affect our community.”

As a felony deputy prosecutor, Fawcett said, she holds offenders accountable for their crimes while maintaining her fundamental belief in fairness of the law. She graduated from Indiana University's law school in 2004, and was a deputy prosecutor in Marion County before joining the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office.

She also worked as a teacher in urban school districts in Bangkok, Thailand; Chicago and Indianapolis before attending law school.

She is president of the Fairview Elementary School PTO and of the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association. Fawcett serves on the Bloomington parks board and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association. She is on the Hospital Site Reutilization Steering Committee and is a member of the Exchange Club of Northside Bloomington.

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