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May 6, 2014

Cataldo wins Superior Court 3 Republican primary

GOSHEN — Teresa Cataldo is the Elkhart County Republican party nominee for judge of Elkhart Superior Court 3.

If elected in the fall general election, she will replace retiring Superior Court 3 Judge George Biddlecome. No Democrat candidates filed in the primary election.

In Tuesday’s primary, Cataldo garnered 4,129 votes, topping a field of GOP contenders that also included David Francisco, 3,737 votes; Andrew Hicks, 2,794 votes; and Fay Schwartz, 2,056 votes.

Cataldo’s experience

Cataldo, 47, is a resident of Bristol and is married to Mark Hartman and has a stepdaughter, Ashley.

She graduated in 1989 from Saint Mary’s College with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, then attended Roosevelt University’s lawyer’s assistance program where she earned a generalist certificate. In 1997 she graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.

She also has experience in the local justice system. She worked as a part-time deputy prosecuting attorney from 1998-2002; a part-time Goshen City Court referee from 2006-2007; served as an attorney with the Graber Law Firm from 1998-2008; worked as an adjunct instructor at Harrison College and founded and owns AA Title Company. In addition she sometimes serves as temporary judge and works at Cataldo Law Offices Inc. as an attorney.

Prior to Tuesday’s primary election, The Goshen News asked Cataldo why she wanted to be judge of Elkhart Superior Court 3.

“I feel that my qualifications would make me well suited for the complexities and the divergent citizens that shall come before the bench,” she replied. “My qualifications have prepared me to deal with the various types of legal matters that are heard by this court, which include both civil and criminal matters. Practicing for the past 16 years, I have had the opportunity to represent clients in the areas of law that are currently before this court.”

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