Whitley District Judge Dan Ballou will be one of at least two candidates seeking the circuit judge's job this November.
"I think that it is a natural progression," Ballou
said."I think we have done a lot of good things in district court over the past five years, and I think we can do some good things in circuit court." Ballou
experience on the bench, and prior to taking office make him qualified for the position. After graduating law school, Ballou clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Eugene Siler.
"I think that certainly prepared me for work in constitutional law, and criminal procedure and so forth," Ballou
...Ballou said he wants to be circuit judge because it is a natural progression like moving up in the Marine Corps Reserves from Captain to Major, which he hopes to do within next year or so.
"I think there is a lot more to circuit court than district court.I think there are a lot more challenges, and I am up for those challenges," Ballou