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May 4, 2014

Voter's guide: Miami County candidates

Tim Spahr, Republican incumbent, Circuit Court Judge

Age: 41

City of residence: Peru

Occupation: Judge

Family: Spahr is married to Marcet and they have two children, Anastasia and John.

Qualifications: Spahr currently serves as judge of the Miami Circuit Court and he has more than 15 years experience in many areas of the law as an attorney. He graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science degree in music and history in 1994 and with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1997. Spahr is a member of the Indiana Judges Association, Indiana Judicial Administration Committee, Indiana State Bar Association, Miami County Bar Association, Miami County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Miami County Substance Abuse Prevention Council and chairman of the Miami County Courthouse Security Committee.

Goals: “Courthouse security. It is my hope that the work of the Miami County Courthouse Security Committee will lead to improvements in security that will increase the safety of the citizens who go to the courthouse and those who work there.”

David Grund, Republican incumbent, Superior Court I Judge

Age: 43

City of residence: Peru

Occupation: Judge

Family: Grund is married to Shawna and has two daughters, Mallori, 10, and Maci, 7.

Qualifications: Grund has served more than five years as judge; he also served as chief deputy and deputy prosecutor in Miami County, and operated a private law practice for more than 10 years while serving as the Miami County attorney.

Goals: “I want to continue to assure that each citizen that enters my courtroom receives an opportunity to be fully and completely heard, to voice their opinion and to receive a fair decision based upon the law in the state of Indiana, along with understanding why the decision was made prior to leaving the courtroom.”

Bruce C. Embrey, Republican incumbent, Prosecuting Attorney

Age: 70

City of residence: Peru    

Occupation: Prosecuting Attorney

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