CLARKSVILLE — A new judge will to rule over the Clarksville Town Court.
Jimmie Guilfoyle, 28, was nominated during a Clark County Democratic Party caucus that met Tuesday night at the Clarksville Municipal Center. The nomination proceeding was brief, as Guilfoyle was the only candidate for the office.
“I am very honored, humbled,” Guilfoyle said. “It is not a position I really ever anticipated holding, but I am very thankful for the opportunity.”
He was given the chance to receive the caucus’ appointment, after the Indiana Supreme Court ordered Clarksville Town Court Judge Mickey Weber to relinquish the bench at the end of the year after a drunken-driving conviction in Louisville earlier this year.
“I don’t like the circumstances under which this is happening. I like Judge Weber very much and I respect him as a friend and colleague,” Guilfoyle said. “I will do my very best not to let the town down.”
Guilfoyle received unanimous support from the 10 voting county Democrat precinct chairs who represent districts in Clarksville. Four precincts eligible to vote were not represented during the caucus.
Guilfoyle is a Clark County native and is the son of Charles Guilfoyle, a bankruptcy attorney who has an office in Jeffersonville. While Guilfoyle is young, he said he’s qualified to take on the role. He works as a staff attorney for the federal bankruptcy court in New Albany….