Local attorney Nathan Verkamp say he intends to seek the Democrat nomination for the office of Dubois County Circuit Court Judge. Current Circuit Court Judge William Weikert earlier announced he is retiring. Weikert, a former Dubois County prosecutor, has been on the Circuit Court bench since 2008.
According to a news release from Verkamp, the 42-year old Dubois County native began his education in Ferdinand until his family moved to Jasper. He graduated from Jasper High School in 1990. Following graduation, Verkamp enlisted in U.S. Navy. During his more than 4 years in the military, he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and completed a tour in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield.
Upon discharge he worked in a local custom cabinet factory and on a farm before beginning college the following fall semester. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his law degree from Indiana University as well. While at I.U., he served two years as coach of the crew team.
Verkamp maintains a law practice in Jasper where he has been involved in nearly every type of case that may come before the Circuit Court. Because of his trial experience, he has become qualified to handle some of the highest level matters, including qualification with respect to death penalty cases.
Nathan and his wife, the former Jody Schwenk, live in Jasper with their three children.
Verkamp is a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ireland, and a member of the Dubois and Indiana State Bar Associations, Dubois County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Dubois County VFW, Post 673 (past commander), American Legion, Post 147, Disabled American Veterans, Knights of Columbus, and Dubois County Sportsman’s Club. He regularly volunteers for community functions and as a coach.
Through his life’s experiences, Verkamp prides himself on his hard work ethic and common sense approach to solving problems.
If given the privilege to serve the people of Dubois County, he is committed to working hard for fair, equitable justice.