Heather Barajas is seeking the Montgomery County Superior Court 1 Judge position. The following Q&A was submitted by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Other candidates in June’s primary election will be featured.
Name: Heather Barajas
Office sought: Montgomery Superior Court 1
Occupation: Judge, Montgomery Superior Court 1
Education: Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Doctor of Jurisprudence); Ball State University (bachelor’s degree); Crawfordsville High School
Experience and qualifications: I have been the judge of Montgomery Superior Court 1 since January 1, 2015. Prior to that, I was a partner of Collier, Homann, Siamas & Perkins, LLC and prior to that was a deputy prosecutor for Montgomery County
Community involvements: I served seven years on the Crawfordsville City Council; I was deputy mayor for the City of Crawfordsville and have served on various boards, including the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Economic Development, Crawfordsville Utility Service Board, MUFFY, Strawberry Festival Committee and the Youth Service Bureau.
Party affiliation: Republican
The Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits judges and candidates for judge from responding to traditional candidate questions. We are generally only permitted to state our legal and community experience, without making any political statements or predicting how we might handle particular matters that may occur in court. Therefore, I must decline from responding to the questions posed.
That being said, I am honored and humbled to serve as the Judge of the Montgomery Superior Court 1. I remind myself regularly that it is a privilege enjoyed by a small percentage of those qualified to do it. I strive to provide respectful, courteous and efficient legal services to our community.