FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Allen County Recorder John McGauley has been appointed to the Court Executive position in the Allen County Superior Court.
McGauley will resign his current position to take over as the court’s chief administrative officer.
McGauley, a Republican, is serving the his second term as Recorder. He was first elected to the position in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.
Jerry Noble, the court Court Executive, will retire in August after serving in the role for 28 years. He has been with the court system for a total of 43 years, according to a release from the court.
Chief Judge Wendy Davis made the announcement Thursday.
“John McGauley brings a wealth of experience in serving the citizens of Allen County,” said Judge Davis in a statement to NewsChannel 15. “He has shown strong leadership and innovative ideas as County Recorder, many of which have resulted in demonstrable savings to the public. We know that he will hit the ground running as he begins his duties with the Court, and we look forward to having John on the leadership team.”
As the court’s administrator, McGauley will be responsible for the budget, finance, grants, human resources, caseload allocation and other administrative duties.
Term limits prevented McGauley from seeking a third term. The Allen County GOP will hold a caucus at a later date to finish his term, set to expire at the end of 2014.
McGauley’s deputy, Anita Mather, is a likely replacement. Mather won the Republican nomination in May’s Primary Election to succeed McGualey and has no Democratic opponent.