Office: Steubenville Municipal Court
Residence: Steubenville, OH
Education: J.D. Ohio northern Univ.
Work Experience: I took office December 1, 2015
Family: Married, 2 children
Affiliations: Steubenville Rotary, Jefferson County and Ohio State Bar Associations
Endorsements: Jefferson County Democrat Party
Bar Association Ratings: Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished
(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):
Judge, Steubenville Municipal Court, 3+ years
(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
I was in private practice as an attorney from 1992 to December 2015 when I took office. I served for 10 years as City of Steubenville Prosecutor, and for 4 years as an assistant law director. I was previously an Assistant Jefferson County Prosecutor and represented numerous governmental boards and agency’s throughout my career.
(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
My goal for my first term in office was to fully modernize the Court in terms of technology and efficiency. This next term would be devoted to specialized dockets such as formation of mental health and drug courts for the purpose of expanding probation and better dealing with offender recidivism. My staff and I are continuously working to improve our court system and thereby improve our community. There is no more rewarding call than that of public service and being able to give back to one’s community.