STATEHOUSE (Sept. 15, 2016) — The Indiana Judges Association presented State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) with the 2016 Champion of Justice Award today for his legislative service at the organization’s annual meeting in French Lick.
The Champion of Justice Award is given each year by the Indiana Judges Association to members of the Indiana General Assembly for work they have done supporting and promoting legislation relating to the judicial branch.
“It is a great honor to receive this recognition for my work on issues relating to the judicial branch of state government,” Koch said. “We are fortunate in Indiana to have a collaborative relationship between the legislative and judicial branches of government. I look forward to continuing our work together to make Indiana’s courts a model for the rest of the nation.”
Judge Robert Freese, the association’s president, said Koch was recognized for his work in updating the Indiana Criminal Code, as well as his career-long commitment to passing legislation aimed at improving the judiciary.
“Representative Koch’s positions and advocacy over the years have truly helped guide others in recognizing the benefits of judicial-related legislation and its effect on all Hoosiers,” Freese said.
The Indiana Judges Association is comprised of members of the state judiciary.
State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) represents all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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Below: State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) accepts the 2016 Champion of Justice Award from the president of the Indiana Judges Association, Judge Robert Freese, at the organization’s annual meeting in French Lick on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.
Below: State Rep. Eric Koch (center) joins Monroe County Circuit Judge Marc Kellams (left), and Lawrence County Circuit Judge Andrea McCord (right) at the Indiana Judges Association’s annual meeting in French Lick on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.