Office: Lucas County – Oregon Municipal Court
Residence: Oregon, OH
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.