Kathleen Ann Sutula

Office: Cuyahoga County – Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Age: 66

Residence: Seven Hills, OH

Email: N/A

Website: JudgeSUTULA.com

Occupation: Judge, Court of Common Pleas Cuyahoga County Ohio

Education: JD Cleveland Marshall college of law; B.A. The Ohio State University

Work Experience: Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas February 1991 to present; assistant United States attorney, Northern District of Ohio, civil division, September 1980 – February 1991; Assistant Cuyahoga county prosecutor, civil division karma 1978 to 1980; judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert be cool Pensk assistant Cuyahoga county prosecutor, civil division Cama 1978 to 1980; judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Krupansky, 1976 to 1980.

Family: Sons: Christopher and Benjamin

Affiliations: Ohio Judicial Conference; United States sixth circuit judicial conference, life member; American judges association; Ohio common pleas judges Association; Brooklyn Business Exchange; see website for further information

Endorsements: The Cleveland plain dealer; they call and post; the Cleveland building and construction trades Council, fraternal order of police eighth district; association of Cleveland firefighters I AFF local 93; northern Ohio fire fighters Association; building labors union local 310; Journeyman plumbers union, local number 55; Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E.; C.A.M.E.O.; The Justinian Forum

Bar Association Ratings: 3.0 Judge4Yourself

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

Incumbent judge since February,1991: elected 1992: reelected 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. Over 2 Years as a federal law clerk United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1976 to 1978; Has also prepared me for presiding over legal controversies both civil and criminal.

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

I have been involved in volunteer and charitable works from an early age. This has spanned the distance from fundraising in a local neighborhood to volunteering at the hospital, being on the board of a nonprofit transitional housing group, helping community events such as the Cleveland national air show, and many others. These experiences have allowed me to see many different walks in the avenues of life, so I’m blessed others not. This has shown me the need for compassion as well as leadership. These activities have brought it to my horizons beyond my formal schooling.

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

This particular seat is the seed I was appointed two in February 1991 by Governor Vujnovich and I have held it ever since. I like the work of the court the civil as well as the criminal and I can accomplish it fairly, impartially and errociemtly. Being efficient not only save the taxpayers money but also allows for greater accessibility to the courts by keeping the cost of litigation down and not artificially increasing it due to lack of efficiency.

Kelly Badnell

Office: Richland County – Richland County Court of Common Pleas, General Division

Age: 52

Residence: Lexington, OH

Email: klb@badnell.com

Website: badnellforjudge.com; facebook.com/Badnellforjudge

Occupation: Attorney

Education: J.D. from Ohio Northern University; B.A., Business Administration and B.A., Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College

Work Experience: Civil and criminal litigation attorney, 1998 to present; Site acquisition and zoning compliance, 1996-1998; Assistant prosecutor, 1994-1996

Family: Married with two children.

Affiliations: First Congregational Church of Mansfield, Ohio State Bar Association

Endorsements: N/A

Bar Association Ratings: I have a “Very High” rating in both “Legal Ability & Ethical Standards” by Martindale-Hubbbel’s attorney peer review.

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

I am seeking judicial office for the first time.

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

I have over 20 years of relevant civil and criminal trial experience in the Court of Common Pleas. As a former assistant prosecutor, I prosecuted adult felony cases and provided legal advice to township and county officials. In my civil practice I have extensive jury trial experience on a wide variety of legal matters, including personal injury (for both plaintiffs and defendants), employment law, insurance coverage issues, mandamus actions, workers compensation claims, wage and hour law, declaratory judgment actions, and property disputes. I also have experience in land use and zoning law. It is this wide ranging experience that makes me particularly qualified to be judge. A Common Pleas Court judge presides over a wide range of cases. I have jury trial experience in most every type of case that would come before the court. I have written jury instructions, decisions, and briefs on these areas of the law. I will not be surprised or confused by the variety of cases that I would decide.

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

It is the best way I can serve the needs of our community. I am the only candidate that has current jury trial experience in the Court of Common Pleas. Additionally, I am the only candidate who is currently engaged in the private practice of law. Both of my opponents are long term government employees. I know what it is like to represent real people in court proceedings. I will apply the law in a fair, respectful manner. I will ensure that each person appearing in my court, whether plaintiff or defendant, client or attorney, is treated with dignity and respect. As a former assistant prosecutor and civil litigation attorney, I have proven trial experience in both criminal and civil law. I believe it is the Judge’s job to know the law, follow the law, and render opinions that are well reasoned and timely. I have already handled nearly all of the types of cases that would come before me as Judge of Richland County Common Pleas Court, and I already know the law in those cases. I also believe it is the judge’s obligation to ensure that the parties appearing before the court receive a fair and impartial trial and have equal access to our legal system. I will ensure that the parties and their counsel are treated with dignity, respect, and impartiality. I will ensure that the court docket is run efficiently and in a timely fashion. I believe that Richland County deserves a Judge with the most relevant experience for the job.

Andrea J. Clark

Office: Richland County – Richland County Court of Common Pleas, General Division

Age: 59

Residence: Mansfield, OH

Email: andreajan78@yahoo.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaClarkForJudge/

Occupation: Magistrate

Education: J.D. from the C. Blake McDowell School of Law at the University of Akron; B.S.B.A from The Ohio State university

Work Experience: Staff Attorney and Magistrate at the Richland County Common Pleas Court, 2009-present. Member of Carousel Magic LLC 1993-2010.

Family: Ross Clark and I have been married for almost 35 years. I am the mother of two adult sons, Joseph and Matthew and an adult daughter, Elizabeth. Our third son, Hyrum, was killed in a car accident at age eleven. I am the proud grandmother of Abraham, Charlie and Miriam.

Affiliations: I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a member of the Richland County Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Magistrates.

Endorsements: Retired Judge James Henson; Richland County Commissioner Darrell Banks.

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

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

While attending law school, I completed two internships with the Richland County Common Pleas Court in 2008. After I graduated in 2009, Judge James Henson and Judge James DeWeese hired me in as a full-time staff attorney. I was hired primarily to facilitate the Richland County Mortgage Conciliation Program, a program developed by Judge DeWeese and my predecessor staff attorney to move more foreclosure cases into mediation and negotiated settlements. Over nine years, I have refined the Richland County Mortgage Conciliation Program and added forms and procedures to make it more effective. I have helped hundreds of Richland County families work with their lenders to reach a home retention workout that allows them to keep their home and avoid a foreclosure judgment. When we can achieve a home retention workout, it is really a win-win. The home owner obviously wins by keeping their home. But if a lender takes a foreclosure judgment and then buys the property back at sheriff’s sale, they end up paying taxes, insurance and maintenance on that property until they can sell it. Lenders are not in the property management business, they are in the business of lending money. If a modification can be reached that turns a non-performing loan into a performing loan, the bank wins too. It may seem insignificant that I have so much experience with one type of cases, foreclosures, but there are reasons why this experience is meaningful. First, foreclosures have been between 40% and 60% of the civil caseload every year since I started working at the court, so they affect a substantial number of people in our county. Second, I have learned the alternative dispute resolution skills that judges use daily in encouraging attorneys to reach settlements and plea agreements. Third, foreclosures hit people where they live quite literally. People are emotionally invested in their homes, as well as financially. I have skills in dealing with litigants in situations that are emotionally fraught, and experience in breaking bad news to those aren’t going to be able to keep their homes. That experience has broad application in both civil and criminal cases. In April 2015, I was promoted from staff attorney to magistrate. I now conduct bench trials in foreclosures, collection actions, contract disputes and other civil cases. I have presided over criminal arraignments, extradition hearings, pretrial hearings, garnishment hearings, contempt hearings, and replevin hearings. I have researched and written hundreds of judicial decisions and orders that have gone out over the judges’ signatures, and dozens of magistrate’s decisions that went out over my own. I have the right experience in the right court. I have spent my entire legal career doing the kind of legal analysis that judges do-comparing the arguments of the parties to what the law actually says and reaching conclusions based on applying the facts of the case to the law. I have never been an advocate for either plaintiffs or defendants, so I have never developed any pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant bias. My bias, if any, is for the law, and my motto is “Get the law right!” Getting the law right prevents me from falling into the grave error of trying to legislate from the bench. I am a firm believer that the proper, constitutional, role of a judge is to apply the law as written. Sometimes that means I don’t particularly like the conclusions I reach, but I have no regrets about doing what the law requires.

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

I have only judicial legal experience.

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

I have been blessed and privileged to work with three great Richland County judges: Judge Henson, Judge DeWeese and Judge Robinson. Each has, in different ways, mentored me and taught me what it means to be a good, effective judge. The experience, knowledge, and wisdom I have gained from them is priceless and precious to me. The best way that I can pay forward what I have received working for the people of Richland County is to take that experience and follow in those judges’ footsteps, take the next step in public service, and become a common pleas court judge who brings substantial justice to those who enter our court.

Bob Umholtz

Office: Geauga County – Geauga County Common Pleas Court

Age: 67

Residence: Burton, OH

Email: robertumholtz1@gmail.com

Website: umholtzforjudge.com

Occupation: Geauga County Chief Public Defender

Education: B.A. from Malone College, J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Work Experience: Chinese Linguist – U.S. Air Force, Summary Jury Trial Co-ordinator – Staff of Federal District Court Judge Thomas D. Lambros, General Practice of Law with two private firms, Chief Public Defender for Geauga County since 1990

Family: Married to Marie. Two sons – Bob, a Major in the Air Force, is married to Melissa, a Captain in the Air National Guard – Bryen is with the United States Secret Service who for the last three years has served on a Special Ops Counter-Sniper Team.

Affiliations: Ohio State Bar Association, Geauga County Bar Association, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past Chair of Geauga County Community Corrections Board, Past Presiding Elder of New Promise Church, Former legal advisor to West Geauga High School Mock Trial Team

Endorsements: Geauga County Tea Party

Bar Association Ratings: Received the most number of “Highly Recommended” votes from colleagues in the Geauga County Bar Association poll

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

N/A

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

Three years serving on the staff of Federal District Court Judge Thomas D. Lambros followed by thirty four years of practice with the last 29 years devoted to criminal defense work have provided me with the most in court experience. No attorney in Geauga County has spent more time representing people in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court. I have been in that Court virtually every day for nearly thirty years. No one has a better understanding of the function of that Court or the issues facing that Court. I am the only candidate who has handled capital murder cases; the only candidate with any real experience representing people charged with serious felonies; and, the only candidate with the requisite experience and specialized training necessary to qualify under the State of Ohio’s standards for appointed to represent indigent criminal defendants facing serious felony charges. Serving as the County Public Defender, I have a proven record of managing a County Department budget and personnel. I have also served on the Ohio Public Defender Commission for the past 5 years. (Having been first appointed to a 4 year term by the Ohio Supreme Court and, subsequently, a second four year term by the Governor) The Ohio Public Defender Commission oversees the State Public Defender Office with a 5,000,000 budget. Finally, having served on Kirtland City Council as council-at-large for 24 years – over 20 as Council President – provided invaluable experience in management, zoning and municipal law and responsible response to public concerns and issues.

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

George Washington advised against the formation of political parties. He warned they would breed divisiveness. Although I am a lifelong conservative, I chose to run as an independent because a judge needs to be fair, impartial and independent of political influence. If I am elected, I will owe no allegiance nor favor either major political party. Decisions will be based on the law and the Constitution. I have served Geauga County as the Chief Public Defender since 1990 and also served as a city council president for over twenty years. During my career of public service I have established a record of reaching civilly, respectfully and fairly to both sides of any issue. A look at my website will reveal the large number of people in law enforcement who have chosen to support my candidacy. These are the people who are in the best position to observe and gauge the character and ability of a candidate for Common Pleas Court Judge. They are the ones who serve and protect. They are on the streets and in the courtroom. I am humbled and honored by their support.

Dominick E. Olivito, Jr.

Office: Carroll County – Carroll County Court of Common Pleas Judge

Age: 65

Residence: Carrollton, OH

Email: reelectjudgeolivito@gmail.com

Website: Find us on Facebook @ re-elect Judge Olivito

Occupation: Carroll County Court of Common Pleas Judge

Education: J.D. from the University of Akron 1978; Passed the Ohio Bar Exam in 1978; Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Bowling Green State University 1975; 40 hours annually of Continuing Legal Education classes for the past 12 years; Death Penalty Qualification; Alternate Dispute Resolution Certification

Work Experience: I have been the Carroll County Court of Common Pleas Judge for the past 12 years. Prior to that, I owned a successful law practice for 29 years where I handled thousands of cases in the three areas of law over which I now preside as Judge – Civil, Domestic Relations and Felony Criminal. I tried 60 jury trials while in private practice, winning most of them. I was Death Penalty Qualified in my private practice. I am Death Penalty Qualified as Judge of the Carroll County Court of Common Pleas.

Family: Married for 41 years to Wife, Cindy who recently retired from the Carrollton Exempted School District where she had been an Early Childhood Pre-School Psychologist; My Son, Dr. Dominick J. Olivito, PhD Physics, is 34 years old married Father; my son, Jonathan N. Olivito, is a 31 year old married Attorney, practicing in Columbus, Ohio; my daughter, Kimberly L. Ehrman is a 27 year old, married Project Manager for FedEx.

Affiliations: Ohio State Bar Association; Carroll County Bar Association; American Judges Association; Ohio Judicial Conference; Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association; F.O.E. Eagles, Carrollton, Knights of Columbus Council 472; Carroll County Farm Bureau; Soil and Water Conservancy District Affiliate; Chamber of Commerce; Township Associate Member; Commission for Advancement of the Arts; East Ohio Forestry Association; Ohio Dam Safety Organization; Ohio Lake Management Society; Board of Trustees, St. John’s Villa former board member, American Heart Association; Academy of Model Aeronautics AMA; Centaur Radio Control Club Columbiana County; Military Vehicles Preservation Association

Endorsements: N/A

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

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

For the past 12 years, I have been your Carroll County Common Pleas Court Judge. During that time, I have heard and completed over 6,200 cases, participating in over 11,000 court proceedings. Less than 5 of my decisions have been overturned by the court of appeals. I have a comprehensive knowledge of the law as well as civil and criminal procedure. I am a Certified Death Penalty case Judge. I have enjoyed a reputation for efficiently completing my work, being honest, independent, ethical, responsible, diligent, fair and hardworking. During the past 12 years, I have kept my promise to maintain the trust of the voters by not solicit or accepting campaign contributions and by running a traditional, polite campaign. I care about the public’s confidence and perception of my impartiality, fairness, character, and integrity. My staff and I are often the last to leave the courthouse at the end of the day – often after 6:00 p.m. My 12 years on the bench have proven to hone my expertise, not only in the law, but in human behavior. They have deepened both my understanding and commitment to the people of our community. As a Judge, I have striven to continue to educate myself in the nuances of the law and have endeavored to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come before our court. 11,000 court proceedings later, and I stand before you a stronger, wiser, more compassionate and experienced leader than I was when you first put your trust in me 12 years ago. I am asking for your vote this November because, when it comes to our Common Pleas Court Judge, Commitment to Community, Fairness, Trust, Integrity, Competency and Experience Matter.

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

Before I became Carroll County Common Pleas Judge 12 years ago, I had a successful, well-respected 29 year private law practice in which I handled thousands of cases in the three areas of law over which I now preside as Judge – Civil, Domestic Relations and Felony Criminal. I represented thousands of individuals from Ohio in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia common pleas, municipal, county and federal courts. I tried 60 jury trials, winning most of them. My extensive private practice and trial experience is something most attorneys practicing before my court appreciate about me. It has been opined among well-practiced attorneys that it is very difficult to practice before young inexperienced judges because they don’t have the know-how to juggle hundreds of cases, and the lives that each case affects, in a skillful, efficient and unflappable manner. Resolving cases judiciously requires far more than a judge whose only tool is “because I said so.” It requires wisdom, compassion, patience and steadfast leadership. The cases that come before me aren’t just numbers in a file, they represent people, their lives and rights, in our community who count on me to be fair, deliberate and just in my decisions.

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

I am humbled to have served Carroll County as your Judge for the past 12 years and, because I live here too, I want the best candidate to become the Judge sitting on our Common Pleas Court next year. As a voter, the qualities that I consider important in a candidate are commitment to community, integrity and experience.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY My commitment to Carroll County is strong. I fell in love with Carroll County decades ago. Within the first year of opening my private practice in 1979, my wife Cindy and I purchased our home in Carroll County. We’ve raised three beautiful, healthy and successful children with the help of the Carroll County School System. We have been your neighbors in this county for almost 40 years. We are thankful for all of God’s blessings, and it is because I have much more to share with our community, that I am seeking my final term in office. We have worked well together these past 12 years, and we can continue to work well together into the next term because we are committed to the safety and happiness of our neighbors, family and friends.

INTEGRITY In this community, we question whether a judicial candidate should accept money from any political party, an attorney, or even a member of the community. Judges take an oath of office to be fair and impartial. A community must be able to trust that their judge remains true. You won’t find me soliciting or accepting monetary donations for my campaign. I hold office secure in the knowledge that my loyalties lie with my community and not any financial contributors.

EXPERIENCE We all want Justice to prevail, and we want our community to be a safe place for even our most vulnerable citizens. It takes a well-functioning judiciary to find the balance that ensures that the guilty are punished and the wrongly accused are acquitted. This takes years of experience to cultivate. Attorneys from both sides, court personnel, support staff, members of the community who serve as jurors – all must work together in order to produce a just result. And they must be lead by a strong, compassionate, experienced leader. When it comes to our Common Pleas Judge, Commitment to Community, Integrity, and Experience Matter.

Beth A. Tischler

Office: Sandusky County – Sandusky County Court #1- Clyde

Age: 41

Residence: Clyde, OH

Email: tischler4judge@outlook.com

Website: www.tischler4judge.com; Facebook: Elect Beth Tischler Judge

Occupation: City of Maumee- Law Director

Education: Bachelors from the University of Rio Grande; JD/MBA University of Toledo

Work Experience: Dewey & Dewey, Clyde- 2 years; Assistant Sandusky County Prosecutor- over 6 years; City of Maumee- 5 years

Family: Married to Dave Tischler since 2006, daughter age 10, son age 7

Affiliations: Lucas County Bar Association, Sandusky County Bar Association, Maumee Chamber of Commerce

Endorsements: Sandusky County Republican Party

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

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

I do not have direct judicial experience similar to almost all judicial candidates before being appointed or elected. I have extensive experience working with elected officials, working for both a County and a municipality and understand the budget process and the funding for Courts.

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

As a former Sandusky County Prosecutor I worked in all levels of criminal prosecution from juvenile to misdemeanor to felony prosecution. Further, my work for the City of Maumee has provided extensive experience in working cooperatively with the Judge and with the funding source for a municipal court operation. The intricacies of court funding along with working cooperatively make me prepared for the administrative side of being an elected official.

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

My determination to seek the bench at County Court #1- Clyde stems from my desire to give back to my community. As a lifelong Sandusky County resident I believe that as Judge I could expand upon the work of the drug and OVI dockets and work cooperatively with the other elected officials to benefit the community.

Matt Lynch

Office: Trumbull County – Court of Appeals 11th District

Age: 67

Residence: Chagrin Falls, OH

Email: Lynchol@aol.com

Website: https://www.mattlynch.com/; https://www.facebook.com/LynchforOhio/

Occupation: Attorney

Education: Juris Doctor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Work Experience: Trust Officer, Huntington Bank, 30 years in law practice at Lynch & Lynch Co LPA

Family: Wife Laura, Daughters Kerri, Christy and Katie, 11 grandchildren

Affiliations: Eagles Club, Ohio State Bar Association, Abundant Life Church, Middlefield, Oh

Endorsements: Ohio Right to Life Action Coalition, Ohio Value Voters, Ohio Citizens PAC

Bar Association Ratings: I did not seek or accept donations from attorneys in order to avoid any conflict of interest

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

I have practiced in every level of Courts in Ohio for over 30 years including Municipal. County Common Pleas, Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.

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

I have served as Bainbridge Township Trustee and as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives where I helped write the laws that judges must apply. I served on the Judiciary Committee in the State Legislature drafting proposed Ohio laws.

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

Judges play a critical role in preserving our Republic. If we want our rights protected and our nation strong, we must elect judges who respect our Constitution. The tensions between the branches of government have never been greater. The Appellate Courts are constantly asked to review the actions of the legislature and the executive branch, perhaps more than ever before in history. Yet, the elections of our judges are almost overlooked, with too few voters knowing who the candidates are and what they stand for. I will always stand with the Constitution and the inalienable God-given rights recognized by our Founding Fathers! While practicing law for over 30 years I have met many judges. The best of them maintain their objectivity while ruling with sound reasoning, but always with respect for our Constitution. I intend to be such a judge.

Judge Mary Elizabeth Fiser

Office: Sandusky County – Sandusky County District Court 2

Age: 67

Residence: Clyde, OH

Email: mbflaw@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/judgefiser/?ref=bookmarks; https://www.judgefiser.com/

Occupation: Judge and Attorney

Education: J.D. University of Toledo

Work Experience: Attorney since 1986

Family: Married with 5 step children 9 grandchildren

Affiliations: N/A

Endorsements: Mayors of Woodville, Gibsonburg and Clyde

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

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

Acting Judge 1999 Sandusky County Court District #1 and Sandusky County Court District #2. Sitting Judge from 2012 to present Sandusky County Court District #2.

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

I have 32 years as a lawyer, handling complex cases throughout courts in Sandusky County and Northwest Ohio. In 2002 I further expanded my experience by attending and completing certification in Civil and Domestic Relations Mediation through the Ohio Supreme Court and have remained a certified mediator in both fields since that time.

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

I wish to continue the good work that I have done in my last term. I’m delivering results for you. My court gets treatment for people who need it and I deliver swift justice to keep our county safe.

Jim Schuck

Office: Delaware County – Delaware County Common Pleas Court – General Division

Age: 43

Residence: Genoa Township, OH

Email: SchuckForJudge@gmail.com

Website: N/A

Occupation: Attorney, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Education: J.D., Capital University Law School, Magna Cum Laude; B.A., Bowling Green State University

Work Experience: Bricker and Eckler 2001-Present; Law Clerk to Judge George C. Smith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2000-2001

Family: Married with three children, ages 13, 11, and 10

Affiliations: N/A

Endorsements: Delaware County Republican Party

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

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

This is my first run for judicial office.

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

First, I demonstrated academic excellence during law school, having graduated in the top 10% of my law school class, been appointed twice as a teaching assistant, and served on the Board of my law review. Second, I served as a federal law clerk immediately out of law school. That job made me realize the impact the courts could have in the lives of those who come before them. It also taught me what is involved in running an efficient court. Finally, my 17-year professional career has prepared me for this role. I’ve handled many cases around Ohio and in numerous federal and state courts around the country. I have appeared before many judges and magistrates, and have observed what makes a good trial judge.

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

I have always viewed the judiciary as one of the highest callings for any lawyer. I seek this job to make a positive impact on my community. I have the right education, experience, skills, and temperament to do well in the position.

Amy Corrigall Jones

Office: Summit County – Summit County Common Pleas

Age: 43

Residence: Akron, OH

Email: Info@keepjudgejones.com

Website: www.keepjudgejones.com

Occupation: Judge

Education: J.D. University of Akron

Work Experience: Summits County Common Pleas Judge since 2012

Family: N/A

Affiliations: N/A

Endorsements: N/A

Bar Association Ratings: Rated Excellent by the Akron Bar Association

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

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge since 2012. Presiding Judge of Summit County Valor Court since 2013.

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

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Jones served our community as a practicing lawyer since 2001.

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

Judge Jones was elected to a full six year term in 2012 and is seeking re-election this year.