Three local attorneys are vying for the seat of a judge who is retiring after four decades on the bench.
Brian Alsip, Michael Auger and Kim Van Valer all are Republican candidates in the race for Franklin City Court judge.
The winner of the general election in November will replace Judge Robert Schafstall, who does not plan to pursue an 11th term in office. Schafstall is the longest-serving elected official in Johnson County.
The three candidates seeking to replace him all have worked as attorneys in local courts.