Press Release: Fawcett announces candidacy for circuit court judge's seat

Fawcett announces candidacy for circuit court judge's seat

A veteran sex-crimes prosecutor announced on New Year’s Day that she is running for Monroe Circuit Court judge to fill the seat left open by the 2016 retirement of Judge E. Michael Hoff.

Darcie Fawcett, Monroe County deputy prosecutor for sex crimes, said she has the integrity, experience and dedication for the job, accumulated over decades of public service.

“Hopefully, the voters will recognize my commitment to our community and the work I have done to ensure justice for all, especially the most vulnerable — our children and victims of sexual assault,” Fawcett said in a news release announcing her candidacy. “Serving as circuit court judge will allow me to use my knowledge of the law to focus on matters that greatly affect my community.”

She said holding offenders accountable for their crimes while maintaining her fundamental belief in fairness of the law is essential in making the criminal justice system work.

Fawcett is a single mother of two and is president of the Fairview Elementary School PTO, president of the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association, a mayoral appointment to the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association and a member of the Hospital Site Reutilization Steering Committee.

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Fawcett is the second person to announce plans to seek Hoff’s seat.

The other is Bloomington attorney Holly M. Harvey.