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Hamilton County, OH May 2, 2006 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Judge; Ohio State Court of Appeals; District 1; 6 Year Term Starting 2/10/07; Republican Party

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and LWV Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Prioities

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1. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

Answer from Patrick Dinkelacker:

Judges must always be dedicated to the attainment of justice. Judges must be fair, work hard and be dedicated to their oath. During my years as a judge I have done my best to adhere to that conviction. The Court of Appeals is not a position to espouse a political philosophy or agenda. Judges must follow the law and interpret the law not make the law. That is a judge's duty. I have tried many cases and been involved in the daily court system for over 26 years. I believe my experience will be a benefit to the court.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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