Taryn L. Heath

Office: For Judge of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Term Beginning 2/9/2021

Age: 63

Residence: Canton



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Occupation: Judge

Education: JD from the University of Akron; BA from Miami University

Work Experience: 2007-Present Judge Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division; 1994-2007 Magistrate Canton Municipal Court; 1985-2007 Solo Practice Attorney; 1989-1995 Assistant Attorney General State of Ohio; 1988-1990 Legal Counsel Lake Township; 1985-1987 Prosecutor City of Alliance Law Department; 1982-1985 Attorney Miller, Morris, Ferguson & Freeman Firm

Family: Married with one son


Endorsements: Hall of Fame Central Labor Council and Fraternal Order of Police McKinley Lodge 2

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(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years)
2007 – 2020 Judge, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division; 1994 – 2007 Magistrate, Canton Municipal Court

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
25 years experience in private civil litigation practicing family law, personal injury and probate. Also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio and as a Prosecutor for the City of Alliance.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I have truly appreciated the last 13 years that I have served as a Common Pleas Judge, especially my work with Honor Court (a veterans treatment court helping military veterans reclaim their honor, dignity and lives) and the H.O.P.E. Program (Helping Offenders Psychologically and Emotionally–a collaboration of community partners assisting individuals in the criminal justice system with mental illness). I desire to continue this important work on behalf of the citizens of Stark County to ensure the fair administration of justice and to protect our community.