Brown County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:      Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:     Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:     Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:     Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Twelfth District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:      No Candidate Filed

Republican Primary:    Stephen W. Powell

 

There are no local judicial seats up for election in Brown County in 2018.

Belmont County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:     Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:     Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:     Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:     Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Seventh District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:     David A. D’Apolito     Holly Hanni     Mark Hanni     Aaron Hively

Republican Primary:     Kathleen Bartlett     Damian DeGenova

 

For Judge of the Belmont County Court, Northern Division
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

This is a non-partisan race and candidates must file by August 8

No judicial candidates will be on the ballot in May 2018

 

For Judge of the Belmont County Court, Western Division
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

This is a non-partisan race and candidates must file by August 8

No judicial candidates will be on the ballot in May 2018

 

 

Auglaize County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:     Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:     Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:     Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:     Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Third District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:     No Candidate Filed

Republican Primary:     John R. Willamowski

 

There are no local judicial seats up for election in Auglaize County in 2018.

Athens County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:     Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:     Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:     Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:     Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:     Marie Hoover

Republican Primary:     Kris D. Blanton

 

For Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/10/2019

Democratic Primary:     No Candidate Filed

Republican Primary:     Michael D. Hess      Kathleen Crites Madden      Jason Smith

 

There are no local judicial seats up for election in Athens County in 2018.

Ashtabula County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:      Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:      Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:      Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:      Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:      No Candidate Filed

Republican Primary:      Matt Lynch     Colleen Mary O’Toole

 

For Judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/10/2019

Democratic Primary:      Mary Jane Trapp

Republican Primary:      Casey O’Brien

 

For Judge of the Ashtabula County Court. Eastern Division

This is a non-partisan race and candidates must file by August 8

No judicial candidates will be on the ballot in May 2018

Adams County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:     Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:      Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:      Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:      Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:     Marie Hoover

Republican Primary:      Kris D. Blanton

 

For Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals
Term Beginning 2/10/2019

Democratic Primary:     No Candidate Filed

Republican Primary:      Michael D. Hess      Kathleen Crites Madden

 

For Judge of the Adams County Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

This is a non-partisan race and candidates must file by August 8

No judicial candidates will be on the ballot in May 2018

 

Summit County Judicial Elections 2018

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:      Michael Donnelly

Republican Primary:      Craig Baldwin

 

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:      Melody Stewart

Republican Primary:      Mary DeGenaro

 

For Judge of the Ninth District Court of Appeals 
Term Beginning 2/9/2019

Democratic Primary:      Diana Colavecchio

Republican Primary:      Jennifer Hensal

 

For Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Term Beginning 1/1/2019

Democratic Primary:      Kathryn Michael

Republican Primary:      Tom McCarty

 

For Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Term Beginning 1/2/2019

Democratic Primary:      No Candidate Filed

Republican Primary:      Amy Corrigall Jones

 

For Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Term Beginning 5/17/2019

Democratic Primary:      Susan Baker Ross

Republican Primary:      Jill Flagg Lanzinger

 

For Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Unexpired Term Ending 1/2/2021

Democratic Primary:      Rob McCarty       Kelly L. McLaughlin

Republican Primary:      David G. Lombardi      Jay Wells

 

Reginald Maxton

Office: Cuyahoga County – Euclid Municipal Court

Age: 68

Residence: Euclid, OH

Email: maxlawx1@netzero.net

Website: maxtonforjudge.com

Occupation: Attorney

Education: B.A. Antioch College

Work Experience: Attorney since 1993/Criminal Law

Family: Divorced/2 children

Affiliations: West Bethel Baptist Church

Endorsements: Black Women Political Action Committee

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court from 1993-Present Cleveland Municipal Court 1993-Present Euclid Municipal Court 1993-Present 8th District Court of Appeals 1993-Present Federal District Court 1993-Present

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

I have been a father, big brother and uncle and understand the issues that young people face. I have been involved with churches and have talked to many people who have faced challenges in their lives. I am a good listener and have seen enough of life to understand people and their concerns.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I think that my perspective as a member of the minority community and a defense attorney gives me a perspective that is needed in the courtroom.

Louis S. Kovacs

Office: Lucas County – Oregon Municipal Court

Age: 57

Residence: Oregon, OH

Email: lkovacs@gallonlaw.com

Website: www.kovacsforjudge.com; www.facebook.com/loukovacsforjudgeoforegonmunicipalcourt

Occupation: Attorney, Acting Judge, Oregon Municipal Court

Education: Clay High School 1978, The University of Michigan 1983/Bachelor of Arts College of Literature, Science, and Arts, The University of Toledo 1988/Juris Doctor, The University of Michigan 1985/Masters of Arts Education

Work Experience: Assistant prosecuting attorney Defiance County 1988-89, Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault and Schaffer Co., LPA 1989-2017, Acting Judge Oregon Municipal Court 2005 – Present

Family: Lou and his wife, Susan (Csizek) Kovacs, have been married 31 years.  Susan is a teacher in Toledo Public Schools.  They have four children, all of whom attended Oregon City Schools and graduated from Clay High School.  Aaron graduated from the University of Toledo Law School and currently practices law.  Jordan, a University of Michigan graduate, currently works with the U of M football team.  Kayla is a registered nurse, and  Morgan will graduate from the University of Toledo in the spring of 2018.

Affiliations: Member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, University of Michigan Alumni Association, University of Michigan Letterwinners Club, Board Member of International Boxing Club, President of Calvin United Church of Christ’s Consistory Board

Endorsements: UAW Cap Council, AFSCME Council 8, AFSCME Local 755, Toledo Federation of Teachers, Oregon Federation of Teachers, Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 886, Laborers Local 500, AFL-CIO

Bar Association Ratings: Judicial Candidate Poll: From a poll conducted by the Toledo Bar Association, Lou was recommended by over 85% of his peers to serve as Oregon Municipal Court Judge (46.06% Highly Recommended and 39.42% Recommended) www.toledobar.org/Judicial-Poll

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):

Lou has served as an acting judge in Oregon Municipal Court since 2005. He was originally appointed by Judge Donald Z. Petroff and he has served 12 years under Judge Jeffery B. Keller as acting judge.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

Lou’s 29 years as a general practice attorney representing clients in every court in Northwest Ohio  make him the most qualified candidate

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?

Lou is prepared to use his experience as an attorney and acting judge to serve the citizens of Oregon, Jerusalem Township and the Village of Harbor View.  His experience of 29 years as a  general practice attorney and more than 12 years as an acting judge in Oregon Municipal Court make him the most qualified candidate.

Anthony P. Spinazze

Office: Lucas County – Sylvania Municipal Court

Age: 46

Residence: Sylvania, OH

Email: spinazzeforjudge@gmail.com

Website: www.spinazzeforjudge.com; Facebook @spinazzeforjudge

Occupation: Attorney

Education: JD University of Toledo

Work Experience: 17 years of private practice

Family: Married with one child

Affiliations: N/A

Endorsements: N/A

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):

No judicial experience.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

I have handled criminal cases, both as a contract prosecutor and a defense attorney.This has allowed me to see both sides of the issue from different perspectives. This experience will permit me to be fair and just in my judicial decisions and bring common sense to the bench. My private law practice consists of 40% civil, and 40% criminal and the other 20% miscellaneous areas. I am one of the few candidates that has extensive experience in both criminal and civil law. This is important because the law is unique in both of these areas.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?

My family moved from Toledo to Sylvania when I started first grade, and I have never left. I have worked, lived, and worshipped in this community for over 40 years. My wife and I are raising our family in this community. We are deeply rooted in this community and I know the Sylvania community better than most residents. Because of this love I have for Sylvania, I will do what I can to ensure that the Community maintains it’s greatness. I will keep three principles in my mind as I make decisions in the court. Family, Community, and Safety. Family: My father was a barber and my mother stayed home with myself and my two older brothers. Our parents taught me and my brothers, at a very young age, the importance of family and hard work. Therefore, as Judge I will keep the well-being of the families in this community as a primary focus in dealing with the tough issues that face families today, including the opiate epidemic that seems to have affected us all at one level or another. Community: The reason the focus on the family is so important is that with strong families you build strong communities. My responsibility is to make this community the best community it can be and I believe this is done through supporting programs and laws that assist in supporting actions of the police, teachers, parents, city government and the community churches that all share in my goal to make this community the best it can be. Safety: To raise a family and to be a thriving community it’s residence must be safe. The most important responsibility of elected officials is to use common sense and do everything in their power to promote the safety of those who elected them. I will do everything in my power to protect your safety when I am elected.