Office: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, and Noble Counties. Courthouse is located in Mahoning County. County – Seventh District Court of Appeals
Residence: Canfield, OH
Occupation: Mahoning County Court Judge, Attorney at Law
Education: Youngstown State University, University of Akron School of Law
Work Experience: Practicing Attorney since 1989, County Court Judge since 2000
Endorsements: Mahoning County Democrat Party, Columbiana County Democrat Party, United Auto Workers
Bar Association Ratings: N/A
(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):
Mahoning County Court Magistrate 1997-2000 Mahoning County Court Judge 2000-present
(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
As a practicing attorney I have handled criminal as well as civil cases in many different areas of the law. I have tried both criminal and civil cases to juries. I have served as Mahoning County Court Judge since 2000.
(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I believe that the Court of Appeals is a very important bench. It is not an entry level position. I have 18 years of judicial experience as a trial court judge. I have presided over many jury trials both civil and criminal. I believe that this experience is invaluable at the appellate court level. I will be able to understand the view of the trial court as I review their decisions. I believe that I am the only candidate with this experience which makes me uniquely qualified in this election.