Madison attorney Mary Jean Stotts announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for Superior Court judge.

Stotts, a Madison native, has been an attorney for 15 years. Stotts said she feels she would make a good judge.

"I've had an opportunity to serve in our court system and see the problems that face our community," Stotts said.

Practicing law for 15 years has given her the opportunity to work on a wide variety of issues, including divorces, child support and criminal cases, she said.

"I have a wide range of business in areas of law and I think a wide range of business helps me," she said.

Stotts is a graduate of Southwestern High School and Hanover College. She graduated from Ohio Northern University School of Law in 1997 and has been in Madison practicing law since 1998.

Outside of the courtroom, Stotts has been a board member of Habitat for Humanity, the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and the Riverfront Development Committee.

She is a former board member and past president of the Jefferson County United Way and the Venture Out Business Center.

Stotts is also a former Democratic representative on the Jefferson County Election Board and is currently the treasurer for the Jefferson County Democratic Party.

The Superior Court judge election will be held in 2014. A judge's term is six years. Fellow Democrat Bill Gray and Republican incumbent Alison Frazier have already announced their intentions to run.