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– Promising a “new energy and vision,” a local attorney Thursday announced his candidacy as judge of Allen Superior Court.

James P. Posey, a partner and senior litigator with Beers, Mallers Backs & Salin LLP, will run against current Judge Stanley Levine.

In a statement, Posey said it would be the first time in 25 years “the voters of Allen County will have the opportunity to make a choice as to who they will elect to this very important court.”

Posey said his 27 years as a civil litigator and his time serving as a judge pro tem for Judge Steve Sims of the Allen Superior Court’s Family Division as strengths for his candidacy.

He’s also been a deputy prosecutor in Marion County, according to his official bio.

“A new energy and vision that understands that justice delayed is justice denied, and, therefore, creative ways need to be pursued to help insure cases are moved toward a final resolution in an efficient and effective manner,” Posey wrote in a statement as to what he’ll bring to the position.

Posey earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University in 1977 and his law degree from there in 1981.