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Hamilton County, OH November 4, 2008 Election
Judge, Probate Division; Court of Common Pleas Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $ 110,050

To rule on cases involving disposition of wills, the administration of estates and guardianships, adoptions, questions of mental or physical disability. They are also responsible for issuing marriage licenses.

To preside at trials of both civil and criminal cases; to supervise the jury commission, grand jury and other departments of the court

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James C. "Jim" Cissell Click here for more information about this candidate 201,417 votes 100.00%

  • Occupation: Judge, Hamilton County Probate Court, 2003-present
  • Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, 1992-2003
  • Vice Mayor, City of Cincinnati, 1976-1977
  • Council Member , City of Cincinnati, 1974-1978, 1985-1987, 1989-1992
  • U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, 1978-1982
  • President, National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, 2001-2002
  • President, Ohio Clerks of Court Association, 1998
  • ensure that anyone dealing with my court is treated fairly and with courtesy
  • resolve disputes before the court as quickly as possible
  • apply the law in a manner that leads to a just result

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