Kimberly Wright, who has spent over 22 years in Tippecanoe
County as a federally-appointed bankruptcy trustee, attorney and owner/officer/accountant of two small businesses, filed in January 2020 to run for Judge of Tippecanoe Superior Court 4, the seat
currently held by retiring Judge Laura Zeman.
Kimberly was appointed in January 1999 by the Office of the United States Trustee (a division of the Department of Justice) to oversee and manage the administration of half of the seven-county division’s Chapter 7 filings, an honor for which she has been reappointed each year since. She has served the legal community in a broad capacity as well, operating her diverse solo practice since 2003, serving as Judge Pro-Tem for various courts, acting as the County’s Public Defender in a high-volume child support court and occasionally teaching as adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech and lecturing at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
Kimberly has also served as officer on a number of boards and commissions as well as providing pro bono services to a local charitable organization. She has served as Precinct Committeeman and State Delegate for the Republican Party since 2016 and is a recent graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, an elite public service training program for women across Indiana, founded by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar.
“I am excited about the challenge ahead, continuing to move forward with the innovative and streamlined procedures developed and implemented by Judge Zeman,” Wright said. “I believe in collaborative approaches with the bar and the community to mindfully yet firmly address many of the issues that plague our county and welcome the opportunity to serve in a capacity where I believe real people’s lives can be moved forward in a positive manner.” ~ Kimberly Wright