Becker was picked by a 72-22 vote at a special meeting in Goshen. Becker defeated Elkhart attorney Martin McClosky for the post. Becker has been working in the county prosecutor’s office since 1998. She’s served as its Chief Deputy since 2003. She’ll take over on Jan. 9 and will serve through 2018.
Hill previously picked her as his ideal replacement. Becker credits Hill as being a mentor for her and doesn’t foresee any major changes.