Information from the judicial screening committee shows applicants are asked to submit a completed application by 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.
Voters elect municipal court judges in odd-numbered years.
Nevius was first appointed as a judge in 1981. He won subsequent elections, including to his latest six-year term in 2015.
“Due to ongoing health concerns, I have decided to retire from my position as Municipal Court Judge, effective Oct. 1st, 2018,” the judge said in a letter to the state. “It has been my honor to serve the Springfield and Clark County community in this capacity since 1981.”
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The resignation has been planned for some time, but the judge wanted to take the time to set a date for retirement and make sure everything was in order before officially submitting the letter, Stephen Nevius said.
Information from the Clark County Republican Party shows the screening committee conduct a background check on applicants including any public records that may be available from the Springfield Police Division and local courts. Candidates for Nevius’ position will be interviewed on Nov. 10, and no alternative dates will be provided.
The party’s central committee will have access to material compiled by the screening committee, said Dan Harkins, chairman of the Clark County Executive Committee. The Republican Party’s Central Committee is expected to meet on Nov. 15.
Harkins said any qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.