November 27, 2013
Hendricks County Deputy Prosecutor Rhett Stuard has announced that he will run for Hendricks County Superior Court 2 Judge in the 2014 Republican primary election. That seat is currently held by Judge David Coleman, who plans to retire at the end of his current term.
In addition, the Rhett Stuard for Judge Committee has filed campaign committee paperwork with the Hendricks County Voter Registration Office. The Committee has also established the Facebook page Rhett Stuard for Judge where people can learn more about Stuard’s candidacy and he can be followed on Twitter at Stuard for Judge.
“My career is focused on protecting and serving the public, and I view becoming a judge as an opportunity to expand my commitment to the citizens of Hendricks County,” Stuard said. “I’ve worked alongside many excellent lawyers and judges who daily defend both our United States and Indiana Constitutions while seeking justice and positive outcomes benefiting everyone involved. It is my intent to call upon my professional experiences and community involvement to create and manage a fair, efficient, and respectful courtroom benefiting every citizen.”
Stuard, who has handled cases for the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s office for nearly a decade, is a graduate of Avon High School and an honors graduate of Indiana University. He received his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in 1997, and served as a Law Clerk for Indiana Tax Court Judge Thomas G. Fisher and had a private practice before becoming Deputy Prosecutor. Stuard’s diverse case experience includes real estate, state and federal taxation, business law, divorce, child custody, civil litigation, criminal defense and criminal prosecution.
Stuard has been a longtime board member of Leadership Hendricks County where he graduated with the class of 2005. He has also served on the boards of the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, the Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force, and the advisory board to the Hendricks County Community Corrections program. He volunteers as a facilitator for Youth Leadership Hendricks County and has coached high school and youth soccer and youth baseball. He has also served with the Central Indiana Scoliosis Association, the World Community Service Foundation, Central Indiana’s Rotary Gift of Life Program, as past president of the Rotary Club of Avon, and on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of his church. Stuard, his wife, and their son reside in Danville.