"The time I spent as judge of Clay Circuit Court was very rewarding," Pell said.
"It's a fascinating and important job."
For two years, Pell was Clay Circuit Court Judge.
"I think I did a good job, and this time I'd like to do a good job as Clay Superior Court Judge," he said.
For 14 years, Pell had various positions with the prosecuting office.
Since 1982, Pell has ran his own law practice.
"I think I have the tools to do the job," Pell said.
"I think it's important to run the court officially and impartially. It's important to follow the law and give everybody an even shake, but be tough when it's appropriate. It's important to be there consistently and rule in cases properly."
Pell said his experiences have given him knowledge of specific legal issues and how to try and prepare a case.
"A judge is an impartial referee who has to see people follow the law," he said.
"I've learned to work within a larger system ... I'm good at working with all the different groups (including prosecutor's office, law enforcement, community corrections, etc.)."
Pell has spent most of his life in Clay County and is married to Jan Ella Pell.