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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2005 Election
Judge; Hamilton County Municipal Court; District 3; 6 Year Term Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $106,000

Has original jurisdiction in civil cases (auto, neighborhood disputes etc.) involving claims of $15,000 or under, and in criminal cases involving misdemeanors in Hamilton County. Conducts preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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David C. Stockdale Click here for more information about this candidate 13,187 votes 53.04%

  • Occupation: Municipal Court Judge since 1995
  • Neighborhood: Wyoming. Resident of the district for 29 years
  • Education: Graduate of Ohio University (Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Highly rated as judge in all categories - 2003 Cincinnati Bar Association mid-term evaluations
  • Administrative law judge for Ohio Industrial Commission, 1991-1994
  • Former mayor, council president, prosecutor and law director of Mt. Healthy
  • Practicing attorney in State and Federal courts for 18 years
  • The faithful and impartial performance of my judicial duties
  • Respect for the rights of victims and defendants alike
  • A proper measure of punishment and rehabilitation for each offender
Fanon A. Rucker Click here for more information about this candidate 11,677 votes 46.96%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Neighborhood: Roselawn
  • Education: B.A., Psychology - Hampton University, J.D. - University of Cincinnati
  • Law Director, Village of Lincoln Heights
  • Civil Trial Attorney - Employment, Civil Rights, Business, Municipal
  • Prosecutor - Lincoln Heights, Woodlawn
  • Trustee - Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Generally, citizens do not understand the law and the decision-making process.
  • The Courts generally focus on probation, fine and confinement.
  • There is a gap in communication between the community and the Legal System.

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The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 2 questions on Qualification and Priorities.


Oct 16, 2005 Springfield Township Civic Assocation The civic association is sponsoring a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the senior center. In addition to hearing from candidates for township trustee, Finneytown school board and Municipal Court 3rd District, a township official will present an overview of electric and gas aggregation issues.
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