Shively was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels a little over a year ago. Shively replaced Judge Dave Kiely.
If elected, Shively says there will be several challenges including the new criminal code.
"First major change of the criminal code since 1977 that comes into effect July 1," said Shively. "We got to be ready for that because it's gonna result in people who would normally be sentenced to prison, coming back and being sentenced to community corrections programs. That's going to be a major challenge, a major fiscal challenge, for Vanderburgh County."
Shively says the Vanderburgh County Court system is the second busiest in the state. He says keeping up with the volume and providing quality service is "always a challenge."
We're told no one has filed to run against him yet.