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Hamilton County, OH November 4, 2008 Election
Judge; Court of Common Pleas; 6 Year Term Starting 1/04/09 Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $ 110,050

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

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Pat DeWine Click here for more information about this candidate 181,233 votes 58.27%

  • Occupation: Attorney & Hamilton County Commissioner
  • Practicing attorney for over 13 years at the law firm of Keating, Muething & Klekamp
  • Broad experience handling complex litigation matters in federal and state courts across the country
  • B.S., B.A. - Miami University, graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A..
  • J.D. - University of Michigan Law School, graduated in the top ten percent of class with Order of the Coif honors
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David A. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Nine years of local government experience dealing with neighborhood issues as a Hamilton County Commissioner and a member of Cincinnati City Council
  • Ensure the safety of our communities by making sure that those convicted of crimes receive the sentences they deserve
  • Impartially and fairly apply the law
  • Manage caseload efficiently and fairly to ensure that litigants aren't unfairly burdened
Norma J.H. Davis Click here for more information about this candidate 129,794 votes 41.73%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • B.S. Chemistry, Tuskegee University
  • J.D. University of Cincinnati
  • Solo/Small Firm Practioner
  • Assistant Public Defender, Hamilton County
  • Law Clerk; Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Proven Community Leader
  • To be an excellent judge known for equal justice and fairness
  • To efficiently administer justice
  • To improve courtroom civility

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